Student of the Week: Claire Carson of Fayetteville-Perry High School

FAYETTEVILLE, Ohio -- Claire Carson is a senior at Fayetteville-Perry High School in Fayetteville and ranks first in her class with a 4.0 grade-point-average.

She is the senior class president and the Vice-President of the National Honors Society at Fayetteville and is this weeks Student of the Week.

Carson likes to show off her athletic talents through taking charge as captain of the volleyball team and being a leader on the basketball and softball teams. She has been nominated as player of the week and also several all-league and all-state teams.

Carson serves as a mentor for students with mental disabilities and has great pride in helping out anyone she can.

She recently started an anti-bullying project in the Fayetteville-Perry School District.

"When I see people being bullied, or anyone needing help doing something they can't do themselves, I want to find a way to help them. When people are bullied, I didn't know any other way to help other than to jut raise awareness," said Carson.

You can ask just about anyone in the school, and they’ll tell you Carson is leaving quite a mark on Fayetteville-Perry.

"Claire is an outstanding student. She has excellent academics. She's involved in everything at Fayetteville. She really is an example of student leadership at its best," said Heidi Greco, a teacher at Fayetteville.

“From a student with so much already on her plate, Claire is showing strength and is an inspiration to others in our district. I think she sees the power that one student can have and how you can fight hard to make a change in behaviors and attitudes. Though she seems to have everything going for her, Claire Carson sees that others have not been as fortunate as she has, and she began a campaign to eliminate bullying and hate in our school and community."

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