NAME: Shannen Stout

SCHOOL: Blue Springs High School

ACADEMIC HONORS: Top 1 percent, 4.0 Honor Roll, Missouri Scholars Academy, National Honor Society

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Varsity soccer, Interact president, Hi-Step president, Health Occupations Students of America

What advice do you have for next year’s freshmen?

Don’t be scared. Get involved in things that interest you and be open to making new friends.

Who was your favorite teacher and why?

My favorite teacher was Ms. (Alicia) Leimkeuhler because I had her as a teacher for three years, so she really got to know who I am as a person. She was both a teacher and a friend.

When you were not in school and studying, what did you enjoy doing?

I played soccer for my club team, went running and loved hanging out with my friends and family.

What college do you plan to attend and why?

I am going to attend Drury University (in Springfield, Mo.) because a lot of my family went there and I love the atmosphere and class sizes.

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself working in a hospital as a nurse anesthetist and making a difference in people’s lives.

– Brandon Dumsky