A junior at Pisgah High School will be among a group of rising seniors attending a five-week program at the University of Alabama this summer.
Lauren Peek has been selected for the Rural Health Board Scholarship.
Peek will not have much time to lounge around once the school year ends because this program begins on May 26 and ends on June 28. During this time, Peek will live on campus and take two college courses for credit.
She will be taking chemistry and creative writing. These are no fail classes which will not count against her if she does not do well, but they will be credit toward her college degree if she is successful.
This program provides students the opportunity to pursue careers in the health care profession while experiencing college first hand. The summer program is for rising seniors from rural counties in Alabama. Not only will Lauren be in the classroom, but she will also have the chance to attend seminars and go on field trips.
Peek has long been interested in studying to become a dermatologist.
“This will be a good experience to let me know if I want to go to the University of Alabama,” said Peek. “It will also help me in deciding if the medical field is right for me.”
“I am excited about this program,” she added.
Peek was also part of the Sand Mountain Youth Tour where she participated in leadership team building. She is member of the Spanish Club, FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America), FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), the History Club, and SOAR.
She has served as president of FCCLA.
As an all A student, Peek is a member of the Beta Club and participated in the history and special talent competitions at the Beta Convention. She sings and plays the piano. Lauren is also a member of NEHS (National English Honor Society).
Peek not only excels academically, but she is also an outstanding athlete. She is on the school’s Cross Country and Track Teams and placed third individually at sectionals in the 3200.
Chemistry is Peek’s favorite school subject.
“I enjoy learning about elements,” she says.
Peek attends Macklin Baptist Church. She is active in the youth group there. When she has free time, Peek enjoys hanging out with her friends and youth group.
This busy young lady is the only child of Lynn and Shane Peek. Her grandparents are Carolyn Atkins, Wanda Peek and Teryal Peek.