Ashley Anderson

Ashley Anderson Senior Photo

Ashley will be featured on KSFY during the 6:00PM news on Monday, April 8 and again on the KSFY morning news on Tuesday, April 9 between 6:00AM and 7:00AM.

Scholar
Ashley Anderson
Date
April 7, 2019 - April 13, 2019
School
Brookings High School
GPA
4.050
Activities
Letter of Recommendation KSFY News and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Re: Ms. Ashley Anderson October 24th, 2018 Dear Sir or Madam, It is without reservation, I would like to highly recommend Ms. Ashley Anderson. As her School Counselor, at Brookings High School, I have had opportunities to view first hand both her outstanding level of commitment and phenomenal character. Ashley’s academic integrity, extracurricular activities, experiences and commitment to her school and community are all of utmost quality. Ashley’s academic record at Brookings High School is incredibly impressive. To date, Ashley has received no grade lower than one B+ on her transcript, displaying her outstanding commitment to her academics. She has also maintained a grade point average of 4.052 and is ranked 7, out of a class of 192 highly academically competitive students. Additionally, Ashley earned an impressive score on her ACT of 31, with subscores of: English - 34, Mathematics - 32, Reading - 32 and Science - 25. Ashley has taken a number of Honor’s courses while attending BHS, including: Honors English I, Honors Biology, Honors English II, Advanced Algebra II, Honors Chemistry, AP Biology and AP U.S. History. In addition to these challenging high school courses, Ashley has chosen to continue setting high academic goals for herself, enrolling in AP Calculus, AP Microeconomics, Dual Credit Senior English, Dual Credit Political Science 100 and Dual Credit Psychology 100, earning credit through both BHS for high school graduation and South Dakota State University for her future college education. She anticipates taking two additional Dual Credit courses during the second semester of her senior year. Each of these examples speaks loudly, not only of the academic commitment and integrity Ashley possesses, but also of the quality of the work Ashley completes and the goals she sets for herself and achieves. While Ashley has worked to great achievement levels throughout her academic career at BHS, she has also been a part of a variety of activities, leadership opportunities, experiences, and volunteer opportunities. Ashley has participated in Brookings High School Student Council, BHS Volleyball, BHS Track and Field, Basketball, Brookings Fastpitch Softball and BHS Cross Country throughout her high school years and for a number of years. During her years at Brookings High School, Ashley has earned a number of honors and awards. Those include, but are not limited to: National Honor Society membership, BHS Athlete Scholar Award, BHS Cross Country Runner of the Meet and winning a State Championship with her softball team. Each of these an outstanding accomplishments for a young lady that is already so involved in her academics and extracurricular activities. In addition to her other achievements, Ashley has shared her time, volunteering in her community in a number of ways. Ashley has given her time working with the National Honor Society Group on a variety of projects to better her school and community. She has also shared her time and talents, volunteering at the Harvest Table of Brookings, preparing and serving meals to those in need and allowing her to provide local community members with a free warm meal once a week. Ashley has also given her time to the Brookings youth swimmers, serving as a swim instructor and teaching swimming lessons to the young and strengthening their skills as athletes, while sharing her love and passion for the sport. Lastly, Ashley has given her time at the local Humane Society caring for a variety of animals by feeding, cleaning, providing attention and care and working with other volunteers. Each of these volunteer and service learning projects have given Ashley hands on experiences and opportunities to work with the community, customers, animals, teams, youth and other students, while strengthening her personal goals, organization and time management skills. This is merely a snapshot of her involvement in the Brookings community, but shows her true kindness and compassion for others. In addition, Ashley’s involvements show her ability to balance multiple roles, while being extremely successful. Included in Ashley's future goals is attending a university, yet to be determined, following her high school graduation. Another of her goals is becoming a Medical Doctor, continuing to show her kindness and compassion for others, Ashley has shared that she wants to enter the medical profession so that she can help improve the lives of as many people as possible through the medical care she would be able to provide. Ashley also hopes to accomplish the goal of going on a mission trip to another country, seeking to help others in any way she is able to, again showing her empathy, humanity and kind heartedness for others and the entire world. Ashley is helpful, kind, hardworking and open-minded, all personal qualities and characteristics that will make her a phenomenal Medical Doctor, in addition to her intelligence. Her dedication and commitment to all the things shared, do not go unnoticed. Ashley is an incredible and multi-talented young lady. In conclusion, Ashley Anderson is an amazing young lady, with a number of talents, who has demonstrated the highest levels of work ethic, commitment, motivation, teamwork, integrity and balance in reaching multiple achievements and goals. Ashley is committed, ethical and a valuable asset to anything she chooses to be a part of. This is shown not only in her academic success, but in all she chooses to be a part of and experience. As a School Counselor, at the Brookings High School, it is without hesitation that I would like to highly recommend Ms. Ashley Anderson. Sincerely, Ms. Amanda Neville-Coble 9-12, Professional School Counselor, M.S., N.C.C. Brookings High School 530 Elm Avenue Brookings, South Dakota 57006
Cooperative
Ashley Anderson is from Brookings, SD, located within Sioux Valley Energy, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.