- Category: Schools
- Published on Monday, 30 April 2012 06:45
- Written by Gary Kopycinski
Rich East Stellar Student Heather Adney. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)
Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)- eNews Park Forest continues with our series of stellar students from Rich East High School. Mr. Kevin Kredens, the school's publicity liaison, provides each student a series of the same questions. All responses are in the students' exact words, except for minor editing for content and space when needed.
Today, we feature Heather Adney, an 18-year resident of Park Forest who ranks seventh in her class and has earned enough honors during her tenure at Rich East for several students.
Meet Heather Adney:
Are you a Park Forest Resident? How long? Yes, I have been a Park Forest resident for 18 years.
At Rich East all four years? Yes. I have been at Rich East all four years.
What do you like the most about Rich East? I love the faculty and the variety of clubs at Rich East.
Favorite classes and why? My favorite classes are: Physical Education (advanced softball/baseball) because I love being active and I get to play my favorite sport; Computer Applications, because we learn about Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. This helps me with Business Professionals of America (BPA) and this will help me in the future as a businesswoman.
Favorite teachers/coaches and why. My favorite teacher is Mr. (Mike) Blomarz (math). I love his goofy sense of humor. Also he helped me in my college search and decision. Ms. (Jonnie) Bass is my favorite coach. She has been my softball coach since my freshman year. She has been there for me very step of the way. I can come to her with anything.
GPA/Class Rank. My overall GPA is 4.0 and my class rank in 7th/203.
ACT: I received a 26 on my ACT.
Areas met or exceeded on PSAE. Met in all areas of the PSAE.
AP Exams. I have not taken any AP exams yet but I plan on taking them in May.
What are you listening to on your iPod these days? I am listening to Lil Wayne, Eminem, Katy Perry and Nickelback.
What is the last book you have read? The last book I read was Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie.
Favorite TV Shows. My favorite TV shows are, “The Finder,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Shameless.”
Places that you’d most like to visit. I would really like to visit Las Vegas, New Orleans and Paris.
Activities/Athletics/Clubs participated in/Special awards? Freshman year: Varsity Volleyball, Rookie of the Year; varsity softball, most valuable player; outstanding student award; straight A’s award; high honors; Green and Gold Apple Award. Sophomore: varsity volleyball, all tournament player; varsity softball, co-captain, all-conference player; National Honor Society; Spanish Honor Society; Business Professional of America (BPA): 3rd place (area competition), top five, basic office procedures (area competition), 3rd place, keyboarding (state competition), nationals BPA; Outstanding student; Green and Gold Apple Award; high honors. Junior: Varsity softball, captain, all-conference, team MVP, team ranked third in conference; Varsity Bowling; National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society; BPA, vice-president; BPA: 1st place word processing skills (area competition) and 1st place fundamental accounting skills (area), 3rd place fundamental word processing skills (state), 8th place at nationals in fundamental work processing skills; Outstanding BPA member award; outstanding student award finalist; Wendy’s Heisman Award (presented by Rich East); Green and Gold Apple Award; high honors; Senior (so far): Illinois State Scholar, Wendy’s Heisman Award for Rich East, presented by Wendy’s; National Honor Society; Spanish Honor Society; Key Club (secretary); Business Professionals of America (president), BPA: 1st place advanced word processing skills (area competition), 2nd place advanced office procedures (area), 3rd place financial math analysis (area), 1st place advanced word processing skills (state), 2nd place advanced office procedures (state), national qualifier BPA. We really had an amazing team and season with BPA this year; Varsity volleyball; varsity bowling (captain, 9th in conference); varsity softball (captain); Discus Award; high honors; I also played in the Green and Gold game as the (winning) quarterback of ‘Let if Be Gold.’ We had a good team!
Clubs, hobbies, community volunteering: Last summer, I played for a recreational Steger team called the Scorpions. We only lost two games, I pitched every game; also played on an all-star team that won both tournaments we played in and pitched during the championship game of both. I coached a youth softball team from Crete, working mostly with the pitchers and was also an umpire for the Crete Softball Association.
College choice/Major: I will be attending Roosevelt University in Chicago and will major in accounting. I am fortunate to be part of the first softball team ever at the university and will be the first pitcher to play for the Lakers!
Where do you want to be in five years/In ten years? I will be married (engaged on Nov. 11, 2011 to Jeff Baker). I will hopefully have a career in accounting. In 10 years, I will hope to have two or three kids, getting them started in sports like softball/baseball or football.