Tonight's Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week is Stefanie Ruml of Freeman High School. She has a 3.93 grade point average and a class load that is admittedly very tough...but one that will set her up nicely when she goes to college in the fall.
If you ask Stefanie Ruml about the classes she is taking this semester, you are going to get quit an answer. "I am enrolled in AP English....Physics, Anatomy, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus..Contemporary Literature...and then band and mixed chorus on top of that."
That is a lot of classes for any schedule, but the difficulty level associated with those classes is also something to be considered. But Stefanie isn't just taking these classes to fill out an academic resume. She has something in mind. "I really think physics and anatomy will be the most helpful because I'm planning on going into physical therapy and I know the science classes are definitely going to be important."
Stefanie is well known at Freeman High School; not only for her hard work ethic but for something equally as important...how she treats others. Seth Loofbourrow is a science teacher at Freeman. "She is one of the most capable students I have. She is very prepared when she comes to class. She always has her work done. She interacts well with all the other students. There is never any drama involved. it is nice to see that she can get along with everybody else."
Stefanie is looking forward to graduating next month. Then in the Fall she is ready to put her nose to the grindstone again. "I plan on attending SDSU for psychology and then pre-physical therapy. After graduating with a bachelor's in psychology I would like to go to University of Minnesota to get a doctorate in physical therapy."
For being named our Scholar of the Week, Stefanie will receive a $100 scholarship from Southeastern Electric Cooperative...which is a local Touchstone Energy cooperative.
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