AMIE WESTERMAN FOUNTAIN LAKE
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.”