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Ash­ley In­gram racked up a ton of Span­ish awards dur­ing her time at Lit­tle Rock Chris­tian and plans on mak­ing Span­ish her ma­jor at the Univer­sity of Arkansas, Fayet­teville while also work­ing to­ward a de­gree in pre-den­tistry. “I’ve al­ways been in­ter­ested in Span­ish,” In­gram said. “I took it all four years in high school. I plan to use it and the den­tal de­gree in a Span­ish-speak­ing coun­try. It’s some­thing dif­fer­ent, but I’ve al­ways wanted to do some­thing that wasn’t com­mon.”

Some of In­gram’s awards in­clude: the For­eign Lan­guage Dis­tin­guished Hon­ors Span­ish IV as a se­nior, and Hon­ors Span­ish III Most Out­stand­ing Stu­dent and the Na­tional Span­ish Exam Award as a ju­nior.

In­gram also spoke vol­umes on the vol­ley­ball court. She was the Lady War­riors’ leader in both aces and digs dur­ing her ju­nior and se­nior sea­sons.

“I never got tired of it,” In­gram said. “Play­ing vol­ley­ball taught me a lot about how to be a leader. It’s a good sport to learn how to play as a team and in­ter­act with others. If one per­son isn’t in­ter­act­ing, you’re not go­ing to be suc­cess­ful.”

In­gram played vol­ley­ball, not only with her high school team, but with her club team, too. And de­spite the num­ber of hours she spent hon­ing her vol­ley­ball

skills, she also proved to be an ex­cel­lent stu­dent.

“I’m most proud of how I was able to play as much vol­ley­ball as I did and still do so well with my classes,” said In­gram, who scored a 31 on her ACT.

In­gram also logged plenty of com­mu­nity ser­vice time. She com­pleted more than 70 hours of ser­vice through events in­volv­ing cen­tral Arkansas hos­pi­tals.

“I loved work­ing with the Hope Lodge and get­ting to know the can­cer pa­tients,” In­gram said. “It be­came very per­sonal and it was very re­ward­ing.”

In­gram said her fa­vorite classes usu­ally in­volved math, but that her se­nior English class was “very in­ter­est­ing.”

“It was very chal­leng­ing, but I be­came a much bet­ter writer be­cause of it.”


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