Lily Roth, Senior
Why did you join the Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee?
I had the desire to join the Superintendent's Student Advisory Committee because I believe that student-led change is the most powerful force in a school district. I want to give back to the community that has given so much to me from kindergarten, and I have Shaker to thank for providing me with the effective development skills that have shaped me into an individual. I desire the ability to hear problems and find unique ways to solve them, so everyone can share the same passion for Shaker that I do.
What are your post-high school plans?
As a considerably undecided student, I hope to apply to the college of my choice and receive acceptance, but delay my entrance by a year. The gap year programs grow stronger every year and I can only hope that by participating in one and spending time experiencing different cultures, that I will develop an understanding for my future.
Describe any activities (athletics, music, theatre, youth groups, etc.) you have been involved in during your high school years – in or out of SHHS.
Thus far in my high school career I have been an active member of student council and SGORR (Student Group on Race Relations), and am a member of the varsity soccer team. I am also fortunate to be the Web Managing Editor for The Shakerite, and the president of the Shaker High Association for Public Speaking.
Do you have any volunteer or community service experience? When, where and how much time did you give? How has it influenced your personal growth?
Every Sunday since I was in seventh grade I have volunteered at my local temple, helping and educating kindergarteners and children with handicaps. This experience has helped me see that someday I would like to work with children. It has also aided me in shaping my personal beliefs and personality.
Where do you see yourself in 8-10 years?
8-10 years from now I hope that I am experiencing new things. I'd like to work for the Peace Corps, traveling around the world and finding solutions to problems that affect everyday humans. One day I hope to be in a field of work that fulfills each of my needs, but not before I've experienced all the teaching that life has to offer.
Please share your favorite quote.
“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.” – Sylvia Plath