2 Steamboat seniors tapped as Optimist Club’s Teens of the Month
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Optimist Club of Steamboat Springs named two students as Teens of the Month for April. Steamboat Springs High School seniors Lucy Wilson and Gretchen Jacobs were honored for outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, leadership experience and community service.
Wilson is an exemplary student with a 4.224 GPA. She is a member of Model United Nations, Strong and Smart Sisterhood, Student Council and National Honor Society. She also plays soccer for the Sailors and is a youth soccer coach.
In addition to her school involvement, Wilson co-founded Project Inspiration, a program that seeks out and mentors youths through fitness. Her long-term plans include attending law school at the University of Michigan.
Jacobs has a GPA of 3.94 and earned academic letters her sophomore, junior and senior years. She is a member of the Alpine ski team, Student Council, Dance Showcase and National Honor Society. She also is a senior class officer.
The active teen also serves on the Steamboat Springs Teen Council where she led the campaign to lobby the Steamboat Springs City Council for a ban on plastic bags and a fee on paper bags. Jacobs also has volunteered with United Way, hospice and Yampa Valley Sustainability Council.
She hopes to attend Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, in the fall and study political science with plans to attend law school.
The Optimist Club Teen of the Month is sponsored by the Colorado Group Realty Community Foundation.
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