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Oct 17th
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Lamond, Shawnna

Shawnna Lamond

“It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I learned so much about topics I enjoy, and made life-long memories in the process...”

Shawnna Lamond has acquired many impressive accolades and achieved remarkable accomplishments throughout her career at North Pocono. By the end of her senior year, she will have completed 10 Advanced Placement courses, including AP United States Government and Politics, AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, AP Physics I, AP World History, AP United States History, AP Calculus AB, AP Psychology, AP English Literature and Composition, and AP Chemistry. Even with this rigorous course-load, she maintains a 4.01 GPA, and is currently ranked 10th in her class. Furthermore, she has been in National Honor Society since her sophomore year, and has received high honors every quarter of her high school career.

As if keeping up with a challenging course-load isn’t enough, Lamond is an avid member of multiple clubs as well. She has been a member of the Science Olympiad Team since her freshman year. She competed on both the regional and state teams her junior year, earning 4th place in Anatomy and Physiology, 3rd in Microbe Mission, and 4th in Disease Detectives at regionals, as well as 9th in Disease Detectives at the state-level competition. She has also participated in the Reading Celebrations Club since her freshman year. She was part of the competition team, which took home 1st place her freshman year and 3rd place her junior year.

In addition to school clubs, she is also a member of both the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. She has participated in Track and Field since she was in 7th grade, and has run varsity cross country for three years, earning her the title of captain for her senior season.

In the time she isn’t studying, preparing for classes, or running, Lamond volunteers at the VFW Post 5207. Since her father is a veteran, she has been volunteering at the Post since she was 5 years old. Through her active involvement at the Post, she worked her way up from President of her unit, to the state-level Department of Pennsylvania Junior Girls President.

It’s no surprise that this impressive academic and extracurricular resume earned Lamond a spot in the prestigious Yale Young Global Scholars Program at Yale University. Not only is she was one of 200 students chosen out of 5,000 applicants, but she is also one of few that received almost a full scholarship to attend the program. Over this past summer, Lamond spent 2 weeks at Yale University attending seminars and lectures involving Biology and Biomedical Sciences. By the end of the 2 week program, she had developed a Capstone project, along with 4 other students, on how DNA methylation leads to and affects depression. She then presented her project to other Capstone groups, as well as instructors and professors of her lectures and seminars. “It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I learned so much about topics I enjoy, and made life-long memories in the process,” Lamond said.

After high school, Lamond plans to study Biology with the overall goal of becoming an optometrist, but she is still unsure of which college she would like to attend. She is currently interested in Yale University, Nova Southeastern University, Campbell University, and Drexel University.











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