Ashleigh Robinson was the salutatorian for the Englewood Christian Academy class of 2008

Scholastic honors: Member of the National Honor Society; named to the “A” Honor Roll throughout high school; received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence and the George Washington Carver Award; earned a Missouri College Preparatory Studies Certificate and received a Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees Scholarship.

1 To what do you attribute your academic success?
I attribute my academic success to my parents and teachers for always pushing me to do my best. My own handwork and determination have also helped to make me successful.

2 Who was the biggest influence on your studies?
The biggest influence on my studies would have to be my teachers. They always made sure I understood what they taught. They never settled for anything but my best. They made learning fun and interesting, and it helped make me excited to learn about many things.

3 What college do you plan to attend and why?
I plan on attending MCC-Blue River for a couple of years. That would allow me to be close to home and save up some money. Later on I would like to attend Full Sail in Orlando, Fla. for music business.

4 What do you see yourself doing in 10 years from now?
I see myself working in the music industry as an artist manager, tour manager – maybe working at a record label or writing for a music magazine. Hopefully, being very successful and enjoying what I do.

5 What will you remember most about your high school years?
I will remember my amazing classmates. They have become like family. We have had so many great times together and have supported each other no matter what. I will also remember my dedicated teachers. They have taught me a lot in school, but they have also taught me many important life lessons as well.