Saturday, November 5, 2005
Garth named Optimist teen of the month
At age 17, Casey Garth already has quite a resume.
The Steamboat Springs High School senior is her class president and has participated in the National Honor Society, Link Crew, Model United Nations, Advocates Against Peer Battering and Abuse (as a peer educator) and Future Business Leaders of America.
At the end of her junior year, Garth was ranked second academically in her class of 153 students, and she has made the honor roll every academic quarter of her high school career. She has also received academic awards in Pre-Calculus, Spanish, Business Law and FLITE.
Garth has served the Steamboat community as a number caller at Horizons' Bingo Night, a tutor in English as a Second Language and Spanish and as an under-11 girls soccer coach.
Her hobbies include soccer, basketball, track, writing and cooking. She has worked as a buser and hostess at Catamount Golf Club Restaurant and as an office assistant at the Special Places property management company.
She hopes to be accepted by a highly selective four-year college and play Division III college soccer.
When asked what advice she would give to her fellow students, Garth said:
"What you put into your education is what you get out of it. Even if you can get a good grade in a class without putting in much effort, you will benefit greatly by putting in a lot of energy. My second piece of advice would be to find something you are passionate about. Through clubs, sports or any other activities, you can learn so much about life, form lasting relationships, and have something you enjoy for yourself."
Casey Garth is October's Optimist Teen of the Month.
School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday
The Steamboat Springs School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the George P. Sauer Human Services Center. The meeting will be the first for new board members Denise Connelly and John DeVincentis. It will be the last meeting for board President Paula Stephenson and board member Michael Loomis.