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Senior Feature: Leigha McCain

By: Abby Laude/Senior Feature Editor 

“It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”- Bill Gates 

Senior Leigha McCain’s future plans are to go to college to obtain her doctorate in physical therapy. 

At Blue Ridge High School, she was involved in National Honors Society (3 years), SADD (4 years), Scholastic Team (3 years), Student Council (3 years), and Science Club (1 year). 

She was also apart of Volleyball (4 years), Softball (4 years), and Basketball (4 years).

Picture of Leigha McCain serving in action.
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McCain’s favorite high school memory is Senior Sunrise with her best friends.

She says, “Senior Sunrise was probably the most fun I’ve had with my class ever. I felt like it really brought everyone together and it was a great start to a fun senior year.”

After graduation, McCain will miss seeing her friends everyday. 

Her favorite teacher is Kimberly Davenport. 

She said, “she helped me through tough times my junior year and was always very understanding of what I was going through. “

McCain’s mentor was her mom and her softball coaches.

She said, “My mom is my biggest mentor because she knows how to push me to do my best in everything. We are very similar, so she always gives the best advice. She is like my best friend. “

McCain’s favorite class was Chemistry.

She said, “I loved how math and science were combined. It also came easy to me, so it was more fun.”

Her favorite school lunch at the Blue Ridge cafeteria is the baked potato bar. 

McCain’s advice to underclassman is “take advantages of opportunities that come your way and do all of the activities that you want.”

Click here to learn more about a career in physical therapy: https://www.apta.org/your-career/careers-in-physical-therapy

Click here to read more Senior Features on the Raider Reader: https://www.raiderreader.org/

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Abby Laude
Abby Laude
Abby Laude is heading into her senior year which makes her a 2024 graduate. She is apart of Prom Committee, National Honors Society, and SADD. She is also on the varsity softball team where she spends most of her time. Her future plans consist of going to college to obtain a bachelor's degree in Human Services, but she is unsure of what job to specifically pursue. Outside of school, Abby likes to camp, shop, and hang out with family. 
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