GROESBECK, Ohio - A Colerain High School senior has made an impact in the classroom and in the community. Our latest student of the week is ranked No. 1 in her class and understands the value of helping others.
Reena Underiner has beauty and brains. She's president of the Key Club, president of Student Senate and a member of the girl's tennis team.
It sounds like a lot for anyone, but Underiner says she enjoys the challenge and balances it all.
“It's really a lot of time management, making sure you get everything done, balancing the hard and academic with the fun and things you actually like doing,” Underiner said.
Her teachers say Underiner gives 100 percent not only in the classroom, but also in the community. She's a volunteer at Mercy Hospital and tutors younger students at local elementary schools.
“To be able to do all the volunteerism, I don't think she sleeps, I think she has to give up something, but she is just one of those that makes you say, 'How do you do it all?' and yet she never says no if somebody needs something done and she does it with such a positive attitude,” said Tammy Bundy, a teacher at Colerain.
Underiner says giving back to her community gives her life a purpose.
“It's inspiring, it makes me a lot happier as a person,” Underiner said. “I like helping people and I like getting to feel like I made some sort of a difference.”
Underiner is still up in the air on where she will go to college, but she knows she wants to go into medicine.
“My mom is a doctor and a lot of my relatives are doctors and I don't really know how I exactly came on to neonatology, volunteering at the hospital and seeing all the people there, also played a big role,” Underiner said.
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