Youth profile: Wapakoneta’s Doll enjoys competition

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By Sam Shriver -

WAPAKONETA — Lauren Doll, 17, an incoming senior at Wapakoneta High School, is using her final year to decide her ultimate career path.

“I definitely want to go to Miami University (in Oxford). I will probably major in something like history or political science because I’m kind of a social sciences nerd, I guess. I like all of that kind of stuff.

Doll hasn’t decided on an official job yet.

“I thought about being a professor,” she said. “I haven’t ruled it out, but I haven’t picked it yet.”

She’s involved in National Honor Society, Octagon Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She’s also a cross country and track athlete and is heavily involved in music, participating in the regular band and marching band, where she plays the clarinet.

“Those are the things that keep me sane,” Doll said.

She takes honors classes and keeps a full schedule.

Her experience in sports should help her later in life.

“Cross country, probably the biggest one is it shows you however much work you put in, you get back out of it, especially if you keep trying through the race,” Doll said. “It’s so rewarding when you finish and you do really well, and it’s also enjoyable. I get to be with all of my friends, so that’s something that keeps you healthy, and you can do that for the rest of your life.”

Doll appreciates the “friendly competition” among her and the other students at Wapakoneta High School.

“All of the honors classes, it’s usually the same group of people that are all pretty friendly. Our school has a lot of opportunities that I know other schools don’t have. The extracurriculars are all fantastically run usually, and I really enjoy those,” she said.
Youth Profile

By Sam Shriver

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