ST. MARYS — Morgan Henschen, 17, a senior at St. Marys, has kept busy throughout her high school career taking on activities in a wide variety of areas.
“I’m involved in NHS [National Honor Society], and last year I was class president. This year I’m the class vice president. I run both cross country and track. I’m also involved in 4-H. For my club, I’ve been the historian, treasurer, secretary, vice president and I’m currently the president for the club. I’m also involved in Jr. Fair Board and with my fair activities and projects I’ve received both excellent reviews and I’ve been to the state fair to compete,” she said.
She really liked her experience running cross country.
“Being a part of the cross country team is really great. Bonding with the girls and not only having the team aspect but also having the individual that’s really nice. I love my teams, all of them I’ve been a part of. It’s crazy to see how they grow and develop. I’ve got 1st team All-WBL three years, then I got 2nd team one year,” she said.
She’s also holding down a part-time job at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital helping with the laundry.
She ultimately wants to go into the medical field.
“I hope to go to college, hopefully, to either Toledo or Ohio State to be a physician assistant,” she said.
“My dad was a nurse at the hospital. He’s a nursing supervisor and I just like going around the hospital, seeing all of the different jobs, I think I would like being an assistant to a physician. It’s a step up from the nurse’s job, and I would be able to take care of and help people,” she noted.
She says her experience at St. Marys has been a positive one for her.
“It’s really been great. All of the teachers have been excellent at helping me whenever I needed it. They’ve come in earlier, stayed late. They’re really good at explaining information and really being there when you have a tough time or a hard race; they’re always there to listen,” she added.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.