[slideshow_deploy id=’84275′]Balancing school and extracurriculars can be exhausting, especially if one tries to balance two sports, leadership positions in clubs, Advanced Placement classes,  a 4.0 grade point average,but senior Kristin Recker succeeds in doing it all.

“I wanted to be involved in everything, which I really didn’t have the time for, so I had to prioritize and schedule my time accordingly, making sure school was always my priority,” Recker said.

Recker held the positions of Math Club president, Senior Class council secretary, National Honor Society, volleyball and flag football team, a peer minister, and worker at the Boone branch of the Central Florida Credit Union.

Recker’s academic past motivated her to become a valedictorian.

“I had all A’s throughout elementary and middle school. I just was determined to keep it going. It was always important to me,” Recker said. “[Being a valedictorian] takes a lot of hard work and time; you can’t afford to slack off or miss a lot of school. You have to stay on top of things and be dedicated and determined.”

With Recker’s senior leadership, the volleyball team went 19-9, and flag football team went 11-1.

“One of my favorite [memories] was beating Bishop Moore in volleyball for the first time in [9 seasons], my senior year. It was amazing,” Recker said.

Apart from her involvement around campus, Recker still prioritizes her studies. Recker had to work past her procrastination habits.

“[My biggest achievement was] passing all of my AP exams. [I have passed] five so far,” Recker said. “I held myself to a higher standard. It was important to me and I wanted to make my family proud.”

Recker will attend  The University of Florida in the fall, where she will major in biology and pre-medicine.

“I have always dreamed of helping people and becoming an anesthesiologist,” Recker said.

By Bridget Hartig

I am a BoonePubs online staffer. I have an obsession with leadership camps, comedy and sleeping all day. Also I'm one of the funniest people you will ever meet.

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