Morgan Honor is the textbook definition of a leader. Throughout her years at IHA, Morgan has been an active member of Mock Trial, heartTV, Model UN, Peer Mentors, CARE, Christian Service Board, and National Honor Society. She holds leadership positions in two of these clubs; she is the National Honor Society President and Model UN President.
After being elected NHS president for the 2017-18 school year, Morgan was able to let her leadership skills flourish. She had to come up with several new ideas and innovations to better the society as a whole. For example, she took it upon herself to create time slots for after-school tutoring sessions. She continued to adapt her plan, put it to practice, and changed it to benefit the society and make it more efficient. Overall, she is proud to hold the position of NHS president because she loves being a part of a community of girls who like to learn and want to better themselves in leadership, scholarship, academics, and service.
Her leadership and dedication to her extracurricular activities also helped her to become the Model UN president this year. Morgan found this leadership role very different from being NHS president. As president, she found her position very “eye opening,” as she learned how to cooperate with each member of Model UN on arguments and situations they were given to tackle. she helped initiate and plan IHA’s very own Model UN conference. Although her and her peers didn’t always agree, she made it her job to cooperate and compromise.
Morgan’s hardworking nature is also reflected in her academics. Morgan has received Distinguished Honors almost every quarter she has been at IHA. In addition, she has received an award for her hard work in math class. “In class she was a very hard worker, always had her homework done, asked questions. She put a lot of her heart and soul into the class,” recalled Mrs. Butler. Mrs. Butler recognized her hard work ethic and nominated her for a Soaring Eagle Morgan’s sophomore year. “Morgan didn’t always do as well as she expected but she never gave up trying and in the end she succeeded,” stated Mrs. Butler. “She really learned how to push herself that year.”
Morgan is attending Colby College in Maine in the fall. She will be double majoring in biology and global studies, a major that focuses on students ability to look at problem from many different economic, social, and political angles. After she graduates from Colby, Morgan hopes to either go to medical school to become a doctor or possibly become a diplomat or politician. She has considered furthering her studies in law school or taking the Foreign Service Exam. For now, Morgan is enjoying the end of her time at IHA and looking forward to the challenges of college.
Morgan, all of us in the IHA community wish the best for you at Colby College. You are capable of anything you set your mind to. Your energetic smile will be missed and we look forward to hearing about your accomplishments in the near future.
By Molly Gallagher ’19, Opinions Editor
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