Adkins claims that has a passion for graphic design. The senior became interested in this subject last year when she served as co-editor of the high school yearbook.
“I love graphic design,” Adkins said. “I like working on ads and getting input from others.”
In her class, Adkins said she has learned a lot about what graphic design is and says she enjoys the challenge that it sometimes brings. She is currently the editor for the yearbook.
Another class that Adkins enjoys and one that she has taken the lead role in, is the school’s newspaper, ‘The Paw Print’. The paper, which comes out monthly, will begin this month and Adkins said the two go hand-in-hand, however, there are far more deadlines with the newspaper. She said she is looking forward to starting from scratch on this project.
Adkins said that the classes’ advisor, Shirley ‘Señora’ Gue, really has helped make graphic design fun for her and her classmates.
But its not all interviews and selling ads for this teenager, Adkins also has been a Varsity Volleyball player at HHS for four years.
She served as Co-Captain her senior year, and even though she suffered from a severely sprained ankle, she finished out the season and only missed one game.
Her favorite part of the sport?
“I love serving,” Adkins stated. “We were two points from serving in our final game, and we lost the serve.”
She said she also enjoyed traveling to the different schools with the Lady Wildcat volleyball team.
Other school activities and honors for Adkins include National Honor Society, Marshall University dual-credit classes, Science Bowl, school and county Social Studies and Science fairs, and the high school play.
“I am very excited about my first play,” Adkins said. “I went to just help with the props and I ended up reading lines and hanging out with other students.”
Her role happens to be the Duchess in a 50s style rock and roll version of Alice in Wonderland. Not only will the high school students be involved, but Ashton Elementary kids will take part in this production.
Another event that Adkins is busily preparing for is the Science Bowl that will be held in Morgantown. Adkins in one of five students from HHS that was hand chosen by Mr. Grady; a science teacher at the school. She said that she is studying and hopes to do well against other students from other schools that she will be competing against.
Science is another subject that this 17-year old is interested in. For her fair project this year, Adkins built an air compulsion cannon that shoots marbles at a high pressure.
“I prefer the Science fair over the Social Studies fair,” Adkins said. “I am very hands on and I enjoy building and performing experiments.”
Adkins also is a Promise Scholar and was recipient of the Wendy’s Heisman Award this year. That award was based on athletics, academics and community involvement.
And as for her volunteerism, Adkins said that she stays busy with mostly high school activities but she always finds the time to lend a helping hand during the Vacation Bible School held at her church, Barton Chapel Church.
When she does find time to relax, Adkins can be found playing on her computer at home with photo editing software, listening to different types of music, and playing with her two pugs, Mr. Puggles and Coco.
As the countdown for graduation continues, Adkins reflects on her years at Hannan as being memorable.
“I like Hannan because it is a close-knit community where everyone is friends,” Adkins said. “There also is a close connection between the students and staff.”
As for her favorite senior memory, Spirit Week would have to be at the top of her list.
“I got to act like I never would on a normal day,” Adkins said. “It’s a time where everyone can dress up and goof off.”
The Class of 2010 won the Spirit Stick for the week and Adkins said that meant a lot to her classmates. All of the seniors also had matching shirts for the Blue/White Day, which was Adkins’ favorite day out of the week.
This fall, Adkins will be pursuing her graphic design degree at Marshall University.
She is the daughter of Carl and Christine Adkins of Ashton.