WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta High School’s Cami Lenhart has her sights on attending the University of Cincinnati next fall to study speech pathology.
“Well, when I was younger, I always wanted to be a teacher, but also do something in the medical field. I like working with kids. So it kind of gives me a way to do both,” she says.
The 18-year old senior currently helps out younger students.
“I just started going over to the elementary school to work with second graders. We help them with their math or reading,” said Lenhart.
Lenhart has enjoyed the experience of attending WHS.
“I like the opportunities. We have a whole bunch of advanced college credit classes and so by the time I’m in college I’ll already have a bunch of classes done,” she said.
Lenhart expects she’ll have over 20 credits towards college through the College Credit Plus program.
“I do some out of Bowling Green. I just came from a BG history class and over the summer, I took a Bowling Green English class. The math here is through Urbana Franklin University and then I’ve taken physics from Rhodes (State College),” she added.
Besides being successful in the academic field, Lenhart is active in sports. She’s a member of the soccer team and runs track. She’s also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at WHS.
She knows that those sports have taught her some valuable life lessons.
“Definitely, like teamwork and how to work with other people because I know that was a big thing I when I was younger. I know I would work with other people but I was normally quiet and that’s really brought me out of my comfort zone,” she said.
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