Scholar of the Week: Olivia Gohl from Ipswich High School

Our Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week is Olivia Gohl, a senior at Ipswich High School.

On top of her school work and 4.0 GPA, Olivia juggles a lot outside the classroom as well from sports to arts and volunteering.

Olivia tells KSFY News her mom was the one who always inspired her to work hard.

"She pushes me to get through the tough parts of my life, go onto college and do something great with my life," Ipswich Senior Olivia Gohl said.

She thinks she's got a great head start toward a successful future, thanks to Ipswich teachers and classes.

"My two favorites are band and art. Art is my most favorite and my most challenging. She pushes me to do things I've never done before," Gohl said.

That teacher is K-12 Art Educator Angela Shimitz who is not only Olivia's favorite teacher, but she's the one who nominated Olivia for Scholar of the Week.

"I've had her since kindergarten. It's been fun to watch her blossom and grow. She has natural talent and she works very hard but she's well-rounded in a lot of activities and still able to work on her artwork and maintain a high GPA," K-12 Art Educator Angela Shimitz said.

Qualities that Shimitz hopes Olivia takes with her next year and beyond.

"I plan to go to NSU and I want to get some sort of Bachelors degree in art education or graphic design or becoming an art professional," Gohl said.

She's pretty excited about a change of pace.

"I'll miss some of my friends, some of the classes, art is my favorite. I'll miss the teacher the most. Some of the teachers have made a big impact on me so I'll miss them too," Gohl said.

For being named our Scholar of the Week, Olivia receives a $100 scholarship from FEM Electric Association which is a local Touchstone Energy Cooperative.