High School, Sports, Clubs and College for this Busy Teen
Life for this Irwin County High School junior has been a little busy this year. Abigail Blanchett is learning early how to balance life - while she’s in high school. Not only is she active in high school activities, but she is also a college student at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.
Abigail decided to take college classes through the Move on When Ready (MOWR) program at Wiregrass because she saw it as a great opportunity to get ahead. “I wanted to get a year of college out of the way and with no tuition or fees for my classes, I knew this would help my parents out,” shared Blanchett. She began taking college classes at the beginning of her junior year in high school and started with English 1101 and Sociology. During Spring Semester she took English 1102 and United States History. When asked how she balances both high school classes and college course requirements she answered, “It’s hard, but if you want something bad enough, you’ll get it done.”
This “get it done” attitude has certainly helped Abigail over the years. She has been in the top 10 of her class since 9th grade, and is a member of the BETA club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council, Thespians, Literary, One Act, and is on the varsity soccer team. She shared her secret as to how she balances the demands of high school, college, extra-curricular activities along with playing a high school sport. “It is a struggle at times, both soccer and school are very important to me. I’ve always been told that the things that are important to us, we’ll make time somehow for them.” She doesn’t watch much television anymore and doesn’t get on social media. Abigail feels taking college classes while in high school will help her future when gets ready to enter college full-time after high school. She knows she would like to do something in the medical field, but is not sure what that will be just yet.