Senior profile – Olivia Slack

Age: 18

School: Columbus North High School

Who are your parents/guardians, grandparents and siblings?

Parents: James and Sara Howard

Siblings: Shelby Howard

Grandparents: Kathleen Smith and Carolyn Howard

Which elementary and middle school did you attend?

Southside Elementary School, Central Middle School

What’s your favorite class or part of the school day and why?

I love going to nursing because it’s a class that involves my future.

In which extracurricular activities do you participate?

Theatre, I am a part of the Thespian Troupe at North, Troupe #57.

When you’re not in school, what’s your favorite place to be and why?

My favorite place would have to be with my grandmother Kathleen’s farm. It is a place that I have been able to call “home,” a place that hasn’t changed at all in my life.

What has been your greatest high school memory so far and why?

Clinicals, during the nursing class, because I love being involved and getting that hands-on experience for further down the road, especially since it’s in the medical field.

What are you looking forward to after graduation?

Moving on in the medical field, I am currently a certified nursing assistant and working toward my bachelors of science in nursing.

Who in your life has inspired you or whom do you look up to and why?

I look up to my grandmother Kathleen only because she has inspired me to work in the medical field. She is a retired registered nurse.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned during, or from, high school?

I have learned that the friends that are meant to be in your life will stay in your life. But the friends that aren’t are just a life lesson that a person had to learn.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or mkent@therepublic.com