As the class of 2016 counts down the days to prom and graduation, I’m proud to recognize Cailin Spencer as a senior who has truly maximized her time at Mt. Spokane High School.
Each spring I encourage incoming 9th grade students to find a community and invest in people during their time at Mt. Spokane. We know, as a school, that students who find a niche’ enjoy their high school experience at a deeper level and, typically, achieve academically.
Thankfully, Cailin Spencer found the time to follow numerous passions and invest in multiple communities during her four year high school career. As a result, (and this comes as no surprise to those who know her well), Cailin has remained involved with a smile on her face and a determination to achieve. Among a litany of accomplishments and commitments, here is a sample of Cailin’s legacy at Mt. Spokane:
* A four-year member of our marching band program.
* Pep Band member (from time to time)
* A four-year varsity golfer. This includes a spot on our first-ever state championship team!
* Drama participant including roles in The Importance of Being Earnest, Epic Proportions, The Crucible, Into the Woods and Les’ Miserables
* Volunteer at Meadow Ridge Elementary to help with drama productions.
* A Class of 2016 Valedictorian.
* 2016 GSL Scholar/Athlete Award Winner.
Although the pull of graduation is strong, Cailin still refers to goals she hopes to achieve before walking across the stage at Gonzaga University and receiving her high school diploma. With her golf team poised to make a deep run, Cailin has her sights set on a top 5 individual finish at the state golf championships and believes another state title for our team is within reach. (Go ‘Cats!)
When asked to reflect on a favorite memory from her days at Mt. Spokane, Cailin didn’t hesitate when she stated: “Any time in band with my friends. I appreciate the times we’re able to just sit and be together. Small things. . . that is what I’ll remember.”
Next fall Cailin plans to attend Carroll College in Helena, Montana. She will major in chemistry or biology with a potential minor in psychology. Eventually, her long-term goal is to apply to medical school to pursue a career as a Pediatrician. Knowing her work ethic and desire, I have no doubt that her post-secondary path will be a successful one!
Thank you, Cailin, for all you’ve given to Mt. Spokane High School! We are proud!