Annabel Price - Wisconsin Interview by Claire Plath Nomination and Photography by Jodilynn Photography Issue 27 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Annabel has helped me grow as a photographer by always making herself available to me as much as possible even though she goes to school and works two jobs to try to save money for college. She is smart and mature well beyond her years and knows what she wants to do in life at such a young age. I am so inspired by Annabel’s drive to be successful and her overall kindness and respect to everyone. She has a big heart which will serve her well in the medical field that she aspires to work in someday!
How have you managed to work two jobs while also maintaining good grades? I only work two jobs during the summer because I found it really difficult to find time to spend with family and friends as well as trying to finish the homework on time as well.
Tell us about your education accomplishments. In 8th grade I earned the presidential award for my math testing and now In high school, I have gotten the opportunity to take some college courses to help prepare me for college. So far I have taken about 5-6 of those classes.
What are some leadership roles you are involved in? Last year as a junior in track and field I decided to take one of the freshmen under my wing helping her out with pole vault. In the end, she was able to break the school record by 1 foot. I also helped lead warm-ups sometimes and lead other things during practice or during a meet usually having to do with pole vault and hurdles as those were my two main events in track.
Can you tell us about your education goals as well as plans you may have on working in the medical field in the future? I hope to attend UW- Eau Claire as it would be close to home and I don't want to leave home too soon. At UW-EC I hope to earn my degree in nursing and move to get my nurse practitioner license or maybe possibly doctorate.
How has your determination and perseverance impacted who you are and what you strive to do in your life? As a freshman in high school I sort of let myself drop school-related anyway, so when it came time to go into my sophomore year I decided I needed to change my ways or I will not make it into college. So, I just said to myself every day this is what I need to do to have a good future. When times get tough now that is what I think to myself I need this for my future.
What is your favorite activity or pastime that wasn’t in your nomination? Even though I decided not to play this year, volleyball is still my favorite activity. I just love being active and keeping myself busy.
3 Things on your bucket list I really want to jump out of an airplane and I honestly could not tell you why. I also really want to go on a service mission to Africa and maybe help build a school or if I go after I graduate from college maybe help vaccinate kids over there. The last thing I want to do is go on a trip around Europe and see all of the World War II sites and museums mostly because I am very interested in our history and particularly World War II.
Annabel will be featured in Issue 27 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!