North Hills Christian School All-County Scholar

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 27, 2021

Caroline Elizabeth Nance
Parents: Robert and Beth Nance
Elementary and middle schools: North Hills Christian School
College and expected major: N.C. State University to major in biology with a minor in nutrition.
Career goal: Become a flight surgeon, and eventually an astronaut.
Letter sports and top three club leadership positions: Varsity cheer and volleyball
Leadership positions: Drum major, Junior Civitan leader, Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle leader
Activities outside of school: Working at Barnhardt Jewelers, volunteering and planning activities at Bethamy Retirement Center.
Defining moment: This is a hard one! I feel like every life lesson I have had or important moment has been defining. If I had to chose, though, I would say deciding to stay at North Hills for high school was an extremely important moment. It has allowed me to have the leadership and community involvement opportunities that I have had. Along with that, the faculty, staff and my peers have all had such a large impact on my character and personality today. These past four years at NHCS have been quite defining, and I am so thankful for them!
The secret to your high school success: I think the secret to my high school success has been communication with peers, teachers, and my guidance counselor. Realizing I had people who were there to help, support, and motivate me to do my best allowed me to not only strive for success, but to feel accomplished knowing I was doing everything I could. Also making it a point to do things that are hard, and to put forth that extra effort has really made a difference in my life!
If I had $10 million, I would: Pay off my student loans, as well as establish scholarship foundations in my parents’ name because they have always been so passionate about making education accessible. I would also make contributions to Doctors Without Borders, because I believe the medical progress and accessibility they are providing is incredibly important. With the rest, I would invest in an endowment fund with the purpose of educating young women in STEM.

About Carl Blankenship

Carl Blankenship has covered education for the Post since December 2019. Before coming to Salisbury he was a staff writer for The Avery Journal-Times in Newland and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017, where he was editor of The Appalachian.

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