WCHS Academic Spotlight


White County High School senior Keira Stanley is preparing for a future in engineering, and she is doing so while pursuing excellence in and out of the classroom.

“I have known her for a few years now and she is an excellent student,” Stanley’s counselor at White County High School, Robert Officer, said. “She currently has a 4.0 grade point average.”

Stanley has set her sights on some of the top schools in the eastern United States, including Purdue and Duke, but has also said both Belmont and Tennessee Tech offer great engineering programs a little closer to home and are on her radar for her post-secondary education plans.

In addition to ensuring her academic success, Stanley has made sure to position herself as a leader at White County High School as president of the school’s Science Club and serves as a senior class representative on the student council. She is is a member of the school’s Beta Club – an organization reserved for those students whose grades show they are excelling in the classroom and is active in the Drama Club.

In addition to activities at WCHS, Stanley spends time making weekly visits to elementary schools to help instill a love for science in young students by teaching them through experiments. She also spends time volunteering at a local food bank and dedicates much of her free time to expressing her creativity through dance, having reached the highest level of achievement in her dance school because of 10-plus hours a week she dedicates to her art.

“Keira has a close group of friends that have worked on everything from homecoming floats to school beautification projects together,” Officer said about Stanley’s commitment to being an involved member of her Class of 2024. “Keira is a well-rounded individual with a proven track record in academics, dance, and leadership. She has had perfect attendance since she started school in pre-K. She would make a wonderful addition to any college campus.”    


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