Michaela Humphrey has been chosen PMHS’s Senior of the Month for February 2015.  She is the daughter of William and Jennifer Humphrey of Buena Vista.

Michaela has been a member of National Honor Society for two years and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.77. She is ranked ninth in her class and has maintained this average while taking rigorous college courses her junior and senior years.  She received an Academic Jacket at the All Stars ceremony.  Michaela says she has enjoyed Biology. Her Biology teacher, Ms. Clemmer, states, “Michaela is an outstanding student and young lady who always gives 100%.  She is a pleasure to have in class because she does what is asked of her and then does more!  Michaela was a bright spot in my day!”

Michaela volunteers at Hoofbeats, a therapeutic riding center. She enjoys helping the disabled children and working with the horses. Michaela would like to continue to help children in this capacity throughout her life. The director of Hoof Beats said, “I have invested a lot of time and effort in this kid!  Thankfully, it has paid off!  We consider her as staff here with the lesson program, the stable management, the horse handling, and with special events. She has a lot of responsibility here and we will miss her when she goes on to college!  Good luck, Michaela!”

Although Michaela has been accepted at several Virginia colleges and universities, she has not confirmed which school she will attend.  She wants to major in Biology and attend graduate school. Her goal is to become a large animal Veterinarian.

 

Carmel Hardy has been selected as PMHS’s Senior of the Month for January 2015. She is the daughter Kenneth and Stephanie Hardy of Buena Vista.   She is the youngest of seven children and enjoys taking care of her nieces and nephews. Carmel demonstrates many of the qualities that are appreciated by PMHS faculty and students. AP Literature teacher, Mr. Floyd, states, “Carmel is very bright, hard-working and does whatever is asked of her in class.”

Carmel has excellent attendance and grades. She is able to maintain a 3.6 GPA while taking rigorous college courses her junior and senior years. She received an Academic Jacket at the All Stars ceremony.  Carmel has been a member of National Honor Society for two years. She is currently serving as NHS Secretary and Senior Class Secretary.

Carmel is also involved in many extra-curricular activities. She has been a member of the Volleyball team for three years, the  varsity soccer team for four years and served as captain her junior year. She is also involved in activities associated with Chorus, SIRPHA and Interact Club.

Carmel is equally involved in the community. She is a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints, belongs to the Young Women’s organization and has served as one of the officers.

Carmel has been accepted at Pacific University in Oregon. She wants to major in Elementary Education and has always wanted to be a teacher. Carmel is uncertain if she will go on a Mission after high school at this time.