Elizabeth Keenen, 17 of Chesapeake High School
Accomplishments/Interests: Elizabeth,a senior with a 4.32 grade point average, ranks fourth in her class of more than 300 students. She is the treasurer of the National Honor Society and is a qualified trainer in Maryland's Gifted and Talented Leadership program.
In addition to her academic accomplishments, she can boast of being the only girl to earn a place on the Maryland Golf Team four years in a row. She has been captain of her school's varsity golf team for two years and a member of the varsity tennis team for three.
Throughout high school she has sung in the chorus and, since her sophomore year, has participated in the jazz vocal ensemble.
For the past 11 years, she has been active at Our Lady of the Chesapeake in Pasadena, as a member of the youth committee and as an altar server. She recently trained to be a Eucharistic minister to assist with youth Masses.
A member of the Gibson Island Garden Club for Juniors, Elizabeth says that she and other students "try to do environmental things in the community, fix up areas around the community and along the roads."
During the past two summers she has been a paid junior counselor at Arlington Echo, a summer camp for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders.
Future plans: She has applied to Princeton University, Washington and Lee College and William and Mary College and is awaiting responses. She hopes to pursue a career in law, following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather, grandfather and an aunt.
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