NICKNAMES: My friends sometimes call me Laur or Laurain
MOST POSITIVE MOMENT: Either writing a piece of legislation or the Madrigal dinners.
ROLE MODEL(S): My grandparents and Mr. Ritter
PET PEEVES: People who don’t clean up after themselves and people who can’t stay off their phone for more than 10 minutes. WHAT MY FRIENDS WILL REMEMBER ABOUT ME: They’ll remember everything I did with the Operation Endangered Species program and “30 by 30.” HOW WOULD YOU SPEND $1,000,000? I would use some of it to pay for college and then I would probably save the rest. IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT WITH YOU? A boat, a zip line, and scuba gear. LAST WORDS OF ADVICE: “Enjoy every last bit of high school that you can. For the class of 2020 the big moments we were looking forward to like senior prom and graduation were just ripped away from us and there was nothing we could do to stop that, so be sure to appreciate everything in the moment because you never know when it could be your last day.”
ACTIVITIES @ PTHS: I was in Science Club, Cheer, Color Guard, Madrigals, Jazz Choir, and theatre.
FONDEST MEMORY OF HIGH SCHOOL SO FAR: Hosting a summit at PTHS for Operation Endangered Species and “30 by 30.”
3 MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST: Environmental Science, singing, being outside in nature.
PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL: I plan to attend Illinois State University and study Environmental Sciences and Sustainability.
FAVORITE MOVIE: Miss Congeniality
MOST INSPIRATIONAL SONG: “The Defining Moment” by Pink Zebra Music
FAVORITE TEACHER/CLASS: Mr. Ritter/Environmental Earth Science
FAVORITE AUTHOR/BOOK: The entire Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley