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Amie Wester­man was seem­ingly in­volved in ev­ery­thing at Foun­tain Lake.

She was the pres­i­dent of her se­nior class, the stu­dent coun­cil and the Sci­ence Club. She was the vice pres­i­dent of the Key Club, the school’s home­com­ing queen and its vale­dic­to­rian.

Throw in the fact that she also found time to play two sports and the re­sult was one very busy per­son.

“I was proud I was able to be in­volved in so many things,” Wester­man said. “I loved play­ing bas­ket­ball and run­ning track, but I was most proud of the fact that I could be a good stu­dent.”

Start­ing this fall, Wester­man will have a more nar­row itin­er­ary. She plans to ma­jor in en­gi­neer­ing at the Univer­sity of Arkansas, Fayet­teville.

“I don’t know what kind of en­gi­neer­ing I want to get into right now,” said Wester­man, who is con­sid­er­ing the in­dus­trial, civil, chem­i­cal and bi­o­log­i­cal fields of en­gi­neer­ing. “The Univer­sity of Arkansas has a fresh­man pro­gram that will al­low me to ex­plore all of my op­tions.”

Wester­man said she has al­ways en­joys

math and sci­ence classes and that’s one rea­son she wants to find a spot in the en­gi­neer­ing field. But it is not the only rea­son.

“My dad has been an en­gi­neer and while he hasn’t pushed me in that di­rec­tion, he has en­cour­aged me,” Wester­man said. “Plus, he’s told me that there are usu­ally not fe­males in that field and that com­pa­nies are al­ways look­ing for fe­male en­gi­neers.”

While bas­ket­ball was her lone sport

for most of her life, Wester­man said she came to en­joy track and field her fi­nal two years.

“Bas­ket­ball is some­thing I’ve played ever since my pee-wee days,” Wester­man said. “It was my only sport and, by far, my fa­vorite sport. But the other girls al­ways told me I was fast and that I needed to try track. It was bet­ter than I thought it would be. It was great.”

Wester­man fin­ished fourth in the 400 me­ters at the 2016 Class 4A state meet, run­ning the event in 1:13.52.

Of all of her ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties, Wester­man said serv­ing as stu­dent coun­cil pres­i­dent was her fa­vorite.

“I got to be the voice of the stu­dent body,” Wester­man said. “We ac­com­plished a lot of things and it was cool to have an im­pact on the school.”


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