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Top grades and school involvement earn Student of the Month honors

2014-03-14T00:00:00Z Top grades and school involvement earn Student of the Month honorsKimberly Cheek-Stanley Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
March 14, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Cierra Womack’s excellent academic record and school involvement earned her Student of the Month recognition from the Lansing Rotary Club.

The Lansing teen is a senior at Thornton Fractional South High School and maintains a 4.53 grade point average on a 4.0 scale thanks to weighted classes. She is ranked second in her class of 462 students.

A member of the National Honor Society, Womack has studied speech throughout high school and serves as president of the Speech Club.

“Speech has definitely helped me evolve as a person. I was once insecure to speak amongst a large crowd, but being on the speech team has instilled in me a sense of confidence that I know will follow me for a lifetime,” she said.

Womack used this confidence to excel in drama, receiving a Best Actor award from the Thornton Fractional South Rebel Player Experimental Theatre.

“Unlike other extracurricular activities, being in drama has acted as a second home for me, since being on stage is soothing and is a nice diversion from school life,” Womack said

In addition, Womack worked to organize a talent show and tribute to Nelson Mandela as part of the Cultural Exploration Club.

She plans to study biochemistry at a California university to become an anesthesiologist.

“My late great-grandmother is my motivation to enter this particular field. She received very negative side effects from anesthesia while being treated for cancer,” Womack explained.

“This has inspired me to look into this profession and hopefully I can help perfect this practice to help prevent others from suffering from the same fate.”

Womack is the daughter of Tennille Foster, and enjoys drawing, poetry and dancing. In her free time, she volunteers with fellow students as a member of Tolerance, Acceptance, Community and Togetherness to work on small-scale community service projects.

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