LIMA — Mallory Clark, 17, a senior at Bath High School is keeping busy in her final year of high school with a combination of her studies and athletics.
Clark has been going to Bath Local Schools since kindergarten. She keeps busy participating in volleyball, swimming and track.
Clark is also vice president of the National Honor Society chapter at Bath. She’s president on student council and vice president of Interact. She’s also editor of the Paw Print newscast.
With such a busy schedule, she still manages to find the time for all of her activities.
“During the school day I’m only here from one to four and six so my Wildcast time is free,” said Clark. “My third period is free. I have a free fifth period. That’s when I find my time to get things done for student council and right now I’m making an intro for a newscast and lots of things. After the school day is over, that’s when volleyball kicks in and then I gotta do my homework.”
Clark is still undecided about where she’ll go to college, but knows that she wants to pursue a degree in either mechanical or civil engineering.
“I’m looking at ONU, Miami, OU and Toledo. I have visited Toledo and I do like that they have a really good engineering program. They have a nice campus,” she said.
So why engineering?
“Math is probably my best subject. That’s one of my favorites. I’ve always liked math, especially with my high school teachers.” she said.
She’s undecided about whether to pursue mechanical or civil engineering.
Her experience in athletics should help teach her life lessons she’ll use later in life.
“Being a leader,” she said. “Having the people that you know, are looking up to you and having the people you know you have to show for it, like being a leader to them. That’s why I like being team captain on the volleyball team because we have younger girls on the team that are obviously looking up (to us). My coach always says, ‘You’re picked by the people that look up to you,’”
So what does Clark like about going to Bath schools?
“All my friends are here. It’s everybody that I grew up with. I know we have a pretty small class so I know basically everybody in my class. There’s not a stranger so I always have somebody to talk to in my classes, even if it’s not my best friend with me,” she added.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.