I am a 2011 graduate from Clinton High School in Clinton, SC. I graduated with very high honors, earned thirty-four college credits, and was the recipient of enough scholarships to provide for my education. While in high school, I was active in Science Olympiad, Varsity Volleyball, NHS (Treasurer), Beta Club, Girl Scouts (Gold Award), CHAMPS, Girls State, and my Youth Group. As a 7 year member of Science Olympiad, I am honored to have won SC State Science Olympiads and represent SC at National Science Olympiad Competitions six times. As a Volleyball Setter, I was honored to be the Wendy's Heisman HS winner, AAA All Region, and a Southern Piedmont All-Star. I am a student at heart and have been intrigued in science research since my cousin, Stacee, told me about her FAU research with sea turtles hoping to find a cure for Herpes. My high school science teacher and Olympiad coach, Mr. Mack, then further fueled my passion in Biology. I decided to pursue a degree in Biology with a Biomedical Research emphasis, but have since changed to chemistry. I visited many colleges but I knew from the moment I entered Dalton Hall that Winthrop University was the next step to achieving my goals. I look forward to the challenges!