» Age: 18
» School: Columbus Signature Academy — New Tech
» Who are your parents, grandparents and siblings?
My parents are Christopher and Vicky Henderson. Grandparents on father’s side, Norma Henderson and Kenneth Henderson. On my mother’s side, Patrica and Richard Oliver. Sisters: Katheryn Henderson, Larah Henderson and Sereana Little-Henderson.
» Which elementary and middle school/junior high did you attend?
Schmitt Elementary, Columbus Signature Academy — Lincoln Campus, Central Middle School
» What’s your favorite class or part of the school day?
My favorite class is honors calculus. I enjoy math even though it can be hard and confusing at times.
» In which extracurricular activities do you participate?
I participate in Student Ambassadors at CSA. I also participate in community service events in Bartholomew County and Brown County.
» When you’re not in school, where’s your favorite place to be and why?
My favorite place to be is in my room. My room is my favorite place because it is organized, comfortable and peaceful.
» What has been your greatest high school memory so far and why?
My greatest high school memory so far is going to the Youth Leadership Bartholomew County Conference with my two best friends. This is my favorite so far because I got to spend the day with my two best friends, but also (learn) about leadership.
» What are you looking forward to after graduation?
I am looking forward to going to college to better myself.
» Who in your life has inspired you or whom do you look up to and why?
Jennifer Steinwedel; she was my C4 nursing teacher for two years. She has a great heart and is inspiring to her students. She has influenced me to follow my career goals to become a neonatal nurse practitioner.
» What is the most important thing you’ve learned during, or from, high school?
The most important thing I have learned during high school is to never give up. High school can be stressful, but your goals and dreams can’t happen if you give up.
» Additional message:
I am a very helpful and dedicated student. I like to help others in school and outside of school because that is who I am. I also like to be at school because I am dedicated to getting my education. I am also dedicated to helping others achieve their goals in any way I possibly can. My favorite thing to do (is) lead others and inspire them in a positive way. Inspiration is a great thing to pass on to others. Having positive influences in my life made me want to influence others. Having a positive influence in your life makes you try harder to achieve your dreams.