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Junior is Extra in Extracurricular activities


Everything shut down. Families stayed in their homes. Students switching to online school. COVID-19 had a big impact on her seventh-grade year. She wanted to have a comeback.

Junior Haley Ingram strives to be involved in her community and education. Beginning her freshman year, she became in involved in 10 clubs that fit perfectly for her. 

“COVID hitting, and I was completely separated from the community and just from people as a whole,” Ingram said. “So I wanted to be as involved as I could.”

Ingram is in the Student Council, NHS, Environmental Club, Leading Ladies, Student Ambassadors, Physics Club, ASL Club, SWENext, Pen and Quill and HOSA. Some might think her involvement in the wide range of clubs was purely for an impressive college resume, but Ingram said she decided to join based on her passion for them and future career interests in Biomedical Engineering or Neuroscience. 

“Each one has something that I’m interested in knowing more about, or something that I’m interested in doing in the future,” Ingram said. “SWENext and Physics are both really good for preparing for that.”

Going into her final year of high school, Ingram has already started thinking of her involvement in clubs, president roles and the possibility of making her own club. 

“I might cut down a couple because there have been a couple of times where I’ve had too many things going on during one flex. But I’m going to stay in ASL, Leading Ladies, Student Council, and NHS,” Ingram said. “I would like to run for officer for Leading ladies and ASL because I’ve enjoyed being one this year, and I’m considering NHS.” 

Ingram said she has a passion for languages. She has demonstrated this in her devotion to the ASL program and her self-taught learning for Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, German, French and Korean. She’s not fluent in each of these but has the ability to hold a conversation. From this passion, Ingram has considered creating a club solely based on learning a multitude of languages. 

“One of my biggest interests is languages and learning them,” Ingram said. “So I’ve thought about doing something like that, but it’s hard to do, and it might be too broad.”

Outside of the clubs that assist her with possible future careers, Ingram also appreciates the ones that help her grow in life skills.

“Leading Ladies have been really beneficial to me,” Ingram said. “Just the support and development as a leader I’ve learned from it.”


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