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Teen Spotlight: Claire Forrester

Claire Forrester

Stats: 16, Sophomore at Alabama Christian Academy

Notable:

  • National Honors Society
  • President’s Awards
  • JV Volleyball Team Captain
  • Eagle Ambassador

Quotable: “God has a plan, trust the process.”

Her Story: Claire loves attending her school because Alabama Christian Academy is where she has met some of her closest friends, and where she is challenged not only academically, but spirituality as well. She is involved in sports such as JV & Varsity Volleyball and Tennis. She was named captain of the JV Volleyball team. Claire is also involved with the Presidential Leadership Institution. When asked what most people don’t know about her, Claire answered, “Most people do not know that I want to become bilingual, so I am studying Italian.” She wants to be remembered as someone who always strived to be their best. She advises freshmen to start taking grades and school work seriously in preparation for the future. She believes that time management is the key to success.

What’s Next: After high school, Claire wants to become a Dermatologist. She shared her inspiration for wanting to pursue this career field, “The skin is the largest organ in the human body. The skin is one of the few organs that can regenerate itself. I want to join the process of helping people and their skin.”

PG (Parental Guidance) Rating: Claire shared her appreciation for her parents by saying, “My family and I have a very strong work ethic, and I’m very grateful for that.” The best advice she ever received was from her dad when he said, “Keep God first and all will fall into place.” She identified her mom as her biggest inspiration, saying, “She guides me in ways to prepare me for my future, and she always knows best. My mom is my best friend.”

Parents’ Perspective: Claire’s parents expressed that they admire her love for life and new opportunities. When asked what makes Claire unique, they shared, “Her smile will light up the room.” They love listening to Claire and share that she has always been a guest in their home.

Parent to Parent: Jim and Beth Forrester gave this advice to other parents, “Treasure the gift you have been given, children are a unique, one of a kind gift.

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