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Student Spotlight: Heidi Eames

Sophomore Heidi Eames (front) with last year's freshman class SCA members. (Courtesy Photo)

By Chloe Coleman--Eagle Staff Writer

Heidi Eames is a sophomore at FCHS. She is a member of the One Act club, the scholastic bowl team, YoungLife, and is the class president for class of 2023.

“In a world where COVID doesn’t exist, you could find me after school on stage for One Act and Musical, in Mr. Hatcher’s room for scholastic Bowl, meeting with my peers for SCA, or singing and listening to stories about Christ in Law Cafeteria with YoungLife,” says Eames.

Along with all of the clubs she participates in, Eames's friends view her in a positive light.

“She’s a very smart and caring person, and she always knows what to say to make someone feel better,” says Daniella Puccio.

Heidi looks up to her sister, Caroline Eames, who graduated from FCHS last year.

“My biggest inspiration in my life is my sister. I’ve always looked up to her and the impact she makes on others. Caroline was the SCA Class President for all four years and I’m trying to follow her legacy and I’ve gotten halfway down! She is one of the kindest people I know and she is there for anyone who needs it even when she has hit her lows,” says Eames.

"Heidi is completely her own person; she doesn't feel the need to follow all of the norms that most teens follow. She is incredibly mature and witty for her age, and she can make anyone smile. I love watching Heidi do the things she loves, like acting in theater, because she puts so much of herself into it. Heidi is the main character, and I'm glad to be part of her story," says Caroline Eames, Heidi's sister.

When she isn't at school however, Eames doesn’t stop being busy.

“When not in school, you can find me at home playing 'Jeopardy!' with my dad. Other than that, I’m hanging out with my friends and expanding my comfort zone. I’ve met some of my best friends this year, and I couldn’t be more thankful for them,” says Eames.

At school, Heidi enjoys her classes, especially Biology and Sports Marketing.

“My favorite class this year would be a tie between Biology and Sports Marketing. I didn’t realize how much I’d enjoy a class that does photoshop and discusses how to market a product. The rapport that a teacher builds with the student is what makes a class good. Biology gives me a place to collaborate with my peers and do labs together. It’s also refreshing to talk to a new teacher this year and get her insight as to how she made it through college when I’m going to be in her shoes soon,” says Eames.

Eames has some advice for her fellow students:

“Do what makes you happy. Be yourself without caring about what others think of you. The phrase 'YOLO' might sound silly, but it's definitely something that rings true. Live your life for you. Doing what makes others happy won't help you succeed in life."

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