Shaye McAuliffe, Middle Creek
Overall GPA: Weighted 5.04
Athletics: Four years of girls tennis and lettered in track as a freshman.
Favorite course: AP Calculus with Ms. Taylor
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I was fascinated to learn: That almost all of calculus is in some way related to derivatives.
Most inspiring teacher: The teacher that inspired me most was my fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Dickman. I lived in Beaufort, South Carolina, in fifth grade and went to Coosa Elementary School. Although it has been over six years since being in his classroom, I will never forget Mr. Dickman. He was a very engaging person and always had random, however interesting, facts to share with the class. Class was always fun yet challenging, and the basis of all my math skills up to this point was learned from him.
A book that impacted my life was: Although I have read many different books in various levels of difficulty and genres, I must say that the Harry Potter series, even though I read them in elementary school, are definitely one of my favorites. Those books drew me into the world of wizards and Muggles and made me feel like I was part of another world, where things like magic and schools for witches and wizards exist. I commend J.K. Rowling for that.
It is hard to believe that we used to: Communicate with each other without the use of cell phones.
Who epitomizes what a good American should be: Franklin Roosevelt epitomized what a good American should be. He was, in my opinion, one of the best American presidents. Although he was stricken with polio, he pulled the country out of the Great Depression, one of the most trying times in American history. He faced much adversity but never let the circumstances determine the outcome.
Whose life inspires you: Mother Teresa
Three people (living or dead) that you wish you could meet: Pope Francis, Marilyn Monroe, Emily Dickinson
Something that you enjoy that would surprise people: Boating
I wish I had been there for: The 2014 Wimbledon Championships.