Rachel Graef is an Academic All-Star from St. Mary's High School.
SCHOOL: St. Mary’s High School
HONORS: Salutatorian; member of the National Honor Society; received the Kansas City Star Scholar Athlete Award and the Crossroads Conference All-Scholar Athlete Award and named to the Principal’s Honor Roll throughout high school.
ACTIVITIES: Member of the Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Cross Country and Varsity Track teams; member of the Girls’ vocal ensemble; Missouri Girls State participate and member of the Academic Team.
What advice do you have for next year’s freshmen?
Make sure to stay focused on what’s truly important.
Who was your favorite teacher and why?
I can’t choose just one teacher. I have had so many great teachers over the years. I feel that they have all helped me to excel and to be where I am today.
When you were not in school or studying, what did you most enjoy doing?
Definitely, what I enjoyed the most were the sports I participated in after school, and of course, I enjoyed hanging out with my friends.
What college do you plan to attend and why?
I plan on attending Truman State University. I like the smaller student to teacher ratio at Truman, that it has a friendly atmosphere and that it has the degree program I was looking for.
What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
I see myself getting my degree in graphic arts, and then getting a job somewhere in that field.