BATH TOWNSHIP — Haylee Hammons, an 18-year-old senior at Bath High School, is pursuing the goal of having a career in education.
The honor student and student council member is hoping to attend either Indiana University or Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
She remains undecided on if she’ll teach at the elementary, high school or college level.
“I really just want to help people and make an impact on other people’s lives and be a part of other people’s learning process,” Hammons said.
While at Bath High School, Hammons spends time working with the INTERACT chapter at the school.
“We help organize small events within the school or the community. We go out and help with food drives and similar community projects,” Hammons said. “It makes me feel responsible for helping people and I get a hands-on approach with those kinds of activities.”
For the past two years she’s been on the girls soccer team but decided to just help out this year as team manager.
“I do stats for the team. I help with equipment and just kind of keep it organized,” Hammons said.
Previously she had been on the volleyball team but made the switch to soccer.
“I switched because my dad is an assistant soccer coach. I kind of thought that I should give it a try but it wasn’t really for me. After I did it a couple of years and I realized I had a lot of catching up to do compared to most of the other players at that point,” Hammons said.
When the pandemic hit in the spring, Hammons, like other students, had to switch to online learning.
“It was a rough transition at first because I prefer a classroom setting to learn but after a while, it wasn’t bad being online,” Hammons said.
She was excited to return to in-person classes in the fall.
“I miss being around other people. I feel like I’ve learned better around other people and like getting input from others and just having face to face with teachers is a little easier,” Hammons said.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.