HARROD — Ashley Huck wants to study forensic science after she graduates from Allen East High School.
The 17-year-old senior was inspired by her love of science — and television.
“Well the TV shows definitely sparked my interest,” said Huck. “I have a liking towards criminal justice and I also love science so I thought it would be the perfect middle ground for me.“
She’s considering the University of Cincinnati “because I like the environment that it has there and it’s one of the best schools for forensic science and I just think it would be a really good fit for me,” she said.
She also wants to serve her country through the ROTC. She’s considering ROTC programs in both the Army and Air Force.
“I’ve always wanted to serve my country in some kind of way and I wanted to specialize in the military also. So I thought, if I could take a science major and apply it to one of the military branches, it would be a good way for me to show my appreciation,” she said.
Huck is active in sports at Allen East High School.
She’s a member of the soccer team, track team and she power lifts, which is her favorite sport.
“We actually have a club team, we’re not a varsity sport,” she said.
Her best was a 225-pound dead lift.
On the track team she mainly competes in shot put and discus and hopes to go out for sprints this year.
She says she’s learned a lot through participating in sports.
“I’ve definitely learned a lot of communication and leadership skills. It would help me as I grow older and get into the real world,” she said.
Besides sports she’s been active in 4-H, showing goats and chickens.
Huck appreciates the experience she’s had in Allen East schools.
“I feel like I get along with everybody really well. All of the teachers and staff are really understanding and super nice. I just have a good time. I mean, all the teams that I’m on all the clubs and everything I’m in, it’s just a great environment,” Huck added.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.