HARROD — Anamya Truex, a 17-year-old senior at Allen East High School, is hoping to attend The Ohio State University in the fall while she pursues her dream of becoming a dermatologist.
She became interested in the field after taking a biology class.
“Learning about different skin diseases and everything to do with that was what really intrigued me,” said Truex.
She has a definite connection to Ohio State.
“My grandfather has always been a very big Ohio State fan and he actually ran track at Ohio State and broke records for the mile getting times like four minutes and stuff like that. It’s just something I’ve always looked up to,” she said.
Truex is class president at Allen East and serves as vice president of the student council at the school.
She’s involved in sport, playing on the volleyball team and she also competes in track for the hurdles and high jump.
She’s also been involved in competitive dance. She’s also a cheerleader who could be seen on the sidelines during football season and now during basketball season.
Her participation in sports has taught her valuable life-lessons.
“I’ve learned how to work with other people as a team and to make relationships regardless of situations that are good or bad. Making those relationships has helped me to see other people’s perspective and be more understanding. You’re only as strong as your weakest player and that really makes it that much stronger of a bond to have in order to work together as a team,” she said.
Truex hasn’t always attended Allen East schools.
“I used to go to Spencerville and then I was homeschooled,” said Truex.
She really appreciates the atmosphere at Allen East.
“It’s very welcoming and accepting where you can be your own person.Teachers are here for you and they try to make everything unique and help you learn in the best possible way and it makes it easy to want to learn and keep moving into a further education.”
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.