At Home At School " Mariah Scott of EVHS
By Cindy Ramunno
Senior Section Correspondent
When Mariah Scott entered Eagle Valley High School four years ago as a freshman, she wasn’t as nervous as others. After all, her parents, Dave and Susan Scott, have worked for the school for more than 25 years in teaching, coaching and as administrators. Scott also has an older brother Blake, who graduated in 2002. To say that she already knew her surroundings would be an understatement. Aside from the family’s ranch up Gypsum Creek, Scott grew up being in and around EVHS.
As a senior, Scott is currently the student council’s spirit leader. She organizes events and facilitates the pep assemblies. She’s also been involved with DADD (Devils Against Drinking and Drugs), FBLA, Link Crew, National Honor Society and various community service projects. For the last four years, she has run her own charitable organization called “Mariah Cares and Shares.”
As part of that, she spearheaded the school’s efforts to send aid to tsunami victims. Add to that her high school sports, which include volleyball, alpine skiing and golf, and you get one busy young woman. But Scott says it’s worth it for many reasons, one being the great memories.
“Playing in the state volleyball tournament and joining the alpine ski team with all of the great bus trips to those races are favorite memories,” Scott says.
Scott’s advice to younger students is to become involved.
“High school goes by fast ” have fun, make good choices and most of all, be yourself,” Scott says.
Although she says she’ll miss her friends and activities, she’s ready to move on. Scott will attend Johnson and Wales University next fall after working for Stephens Nursery over the summer.
Teacher Jen Wright says Scott’s maturity and compassion for others set her apart from many other teenagers.
“Mariah truly is an amazing young lady,” Wright says. “She continually exemplifies the importance of holding high standards for oneself and for others around her. Mariah is very well respected by her peers, teachers, and members of the community for her wonderful disposition. I can honestly say that my life has been enhanced from Mariah’s presence within it.”
Scott says some of the best advice she’s received has been from caring teachers, including her mom and dad. “The best advice I’ve received has been to always believe in myself and stand up for what I believe in,” she says. “My parents always advised me to be the best role model I could be.”
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