GMU Senior of the Month
Vanessa Nelson, February 2020
Vanessa is a funny, courageous young woman. Some describe her as an introvert, but she is always willing to go out of her way to help people.
Teachers say Vanessa has a curious mind that likes to look at things in a new way. Vanessa is Vice President of HS Student Council, Vice President of the Class of 2020, and a member of National Honor Society. Her senior-year schedule boasts several Tompkins Cortland Community College classes, such as College Success Seminar, Economics, Government, and Biology. She also takes career explorations, yearbook, band, and jazz band.
Vanessa is a well-rounded Lady Raider who has played junior varsity, varsity and summer-league basketball. Besides sports, she has varied musical talents and plays three instruments – clarinet, trumpet, and saxophone! Vanessa plays first chair clarinet in symphonic band and second alto saxophone in jazz band. She is also the Symphonic Band Vice President.
One of Vanessa’s favorite hobbies is watching movies and discussing them with friends. In addition, she has worked as a summer counselor for the Town of Butternuts.
After graduation, Vanessa is planning to move to Florida to attend Valencia College in Central Florida. All the best, Vanessa!