The Indian Lake Seniors of the Month for September are Cole Mefford and Tatum Reprogle. Here are their comments.
Parents: Daren and Missy Mefford, Lewistown
School Activities and Awards: Football, Wrestling, Key Club, Business Professionals of America, Buckeye Boys State, Teen Ambassador, Logan County Youth Leadership, Honor Roll
If I were principal for a day: I would allow senior pranks.
Favorite school memory: My favorite school memory is winning our first playoff football game.
People who have been an inspiration to me: include my parents and teachers Mrs. Coburn, Mr. Reprogle and Mr. Snapp.
Lately I’ve been reading: Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
My advice to parents: Your kids will make mistakes, so let them learn from those mistakes.
My biggest regret: I regret not taking business classes sooner.
Next year: I will be attending an undecided college.
Parents: Doug and Coleen Reprogle, Huntsville
Activities and Awards: National Honor Society, National Honor Society Logan County Secretary, Freshman Class Vice President, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Class President, Student Council Vice President, Student Council President, Softball, Volleyball, Choir, Meistersingers, Musicals, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Key Club, Key Club Secretary, Key Club Treasurer, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Student Leader, Spanish Club, Spanish Club Treasurer, Science Club Treasurer, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Teacher’s Assistant, Prom Committee, Homecoming Queen, 4.0 Honor Roll, Honor Society Award for Academic Excellence, Honda Achievement Breakfast, Compass Award, CBC Scholar Athlete, CBC Sportsmanship Award, Boosters Awards, District Softball Championship.
If I were principal for a day: I believe I would not change much. Of coarse, I could list many cool ideas, like having a movie day, field days, optional class, and the list goes on and on, but when it comes down to it, school is all about building relationships and learning! The staff at ILHS does a fantastic job of welcoming kids everyday and pushing us to reach our full potential.
Favorite School Memory: Two memories jump out at me when I think about my high school career. First, is the 2016 softball season when we made school history. During that season, we made a run in the tournament and won the district title. It was great to see the community rally behind us with such awesome support. Second, are the many get togethers the Meistersingers and musical cast have had after performances over the years. Often the group goes to a place to eat and we spend the night relaxing and chatting. The music department has always created a family feeling and for that, I love it.
People who have been an inspiration to me: People who have been an inspiration to me are my best friend, my grandparents and my parents. These people have shown me what it is like to remain persistent and keep a level head when times are tough. My parents and grandparents have shown me examples of what it is like to be godly men and women and I aspire to be like them someday.
Lately I’ve been reading: I usually do not read books unless they’re assigned for class, but every morning, before school, I spend a small amount of time reading a scripture from the Bible with my dad.
My advice to parents: When you are encouraging your kids to pursue something, make sure it is something they want and not just something you want for them. Often times kids do things to make their parents happy, instead of chasing after their own personal goals and dreams. Help your child find what they love and support them in that!
My biggest regret: My biggest regret in high school is not realizing earlier that happiness can be a choice and how that choice can influence others. I wish I could change the days when I decided to hold onto unhappy emotions instead of making the best of the day for myself and others.
Next year: I will be attending an undecided university to pursue a pharmaceutical degree.
Information submitted by the Indian Lake school district.