Senior Morgan Williams has had her hands full during her four years at IHA. Ever since she walked through the doors of IHA her freshman year, she has excelled not only in her academics but also in her extracurricular activities.
This year, Morgan was president of Junior Statesmen of America (JSA). Morgan said that her favorite part of being president “had to have been hearing the points of view of the other members. As president, I got the chance to listen and question what the members were saying rather than simply participating.”
Ms. Carroll, the moderator of JSA, said, “Morgan was an incredible asset to JSA. She has been involved since freshmen year and made a point to prepare for every debate even when she wasn’t scheduled to speak and maximized every opportunity she was given … She was organized, enthusiastic, and generous with her time.”
In addition to being an editor for Accents, being on the cheer team, and being a member of both the National Honor Society and Saint Brigid Society, Morgan was also a sprinter on the Spring Track team this year. When asked what her favorite thing was about being on the track team, Morgan said, “There is something really awesome about working together with your peers to achieve a goal … [and] working for the common good of your teammates.” Matt Joyce, the team’s head coach, said they were honored to have Morgan on the track team. He stated, “She was one of the hardest working athletes we had on our team, and every practice she wanted to get better. Myself and the entire coaching staff wish her the absolute best in college”.
During her time at IHA, Morgan took many challenging classes as well as showing her true IHA pride through all of what she did. Morgan’s Physics Honors teacher, Mrs. Adamo, noted that, “Morgan’s natural positive attitude and [demeanor] give her an aurora that you do not find in many people.”
When asked what her favorite part of being so involved in the IHA community was, Morgan answered “It was great because it kept me so busy. … I was able to interact with students in other grades and teachers that I did not have in class.” She counts the school pep rallies among her favorite memories.
In addition to her IHA related activities, Morgan dances, babysits, tutors, and is a coach for her former middle school’s cheer team.
In the fall, Morgan will be taking her natural ability to work with others to the University of Maryland, majoring in economics with a minor in survey methodology. Morgan, we wish you the best of luck next year and beyond!
By Emily Bommer ’18, Staff Writer, and Victoria Lubas ’17, Editor-in-Chief
Categories: Senior Spotlights!!