Gardner explores career in business, finance | Local News

SHERIDAN — “At the conclusion of the working day it is not about what you accomplished, it is about who you have lifted up, who you have built greater. It is about what you have offered back,” Denzel Washington at the time explained. This is Libby Gardner’s mantra, what she life by. Gardner, a senior at Sheridan Higher Faculty, is this week’s Summit Award winner.

She is the daughter of Misty and Josh Gardner, and she has 3 sisters: older sister Ellie and more youthful sisters, Shelbi and Kendall. Libby Gardner describes her loved ones as obtaining a “close bond” and she seems to be up to her mom most. She describes her mother as robust and variety.

“My mother is normally taking time to expend one-on-a single time with each individual of us,” Gardner mentioned. “She is the most genuine individual I know.”

Gardner is an excellent pupil with a 4. GPA and a resume boasting numerous innovative programs, together with two State-of-the-art Placement, 4 dual enrollment and three concurrent enrollment classes. 

“Libby is an fantastic youthful lady who delivers a beneficial outlook, motivation to master and a feeling of humor that is contagious to all those about her,” said SHS math instructor Elizabeth Swager, one of Gardner’s preferred academics. “Her normal intelligence and powerful operate ethic are critical to her good results in university as very well as athletics.

“While confident in her talents, Libby is humble, gracious, compassionate and often prepared to enable many others,” Swager continued. “She is intrinsically enthusiastic to perform to her fullest probable in lecturers, striving for excellence. Libby encourages and celebrates her teammates successes as if they had been her personal, which makes her a job product and leader amongst her friends. It was certainly a pleasure to have her in course for two a long time as very well as to watch her compete.”

These phrases are a ideal representation of Gardner and her effects on the Sheridan High Faculty group. Her all-time preferred matter is math she likes the black and white sensibility of it and has named Swager as an remarkable educator.

“Mrs. Swager is always out there and gets to know her college students personally,” Gardner stated.

Past math, Gardner is intrigued by psychology. She extensively savored learning about how the brain is effective and how it relates to every of us.

Gardner has been a a few-activity athlete ­— taking part in golf, basketball and soccer — for four yrs. Her preferred activity is golf.

“Golf can be played for enjoyment or competitively,” Gardner discussed. “When taking part in, it lets your intellect be free to just imagine about golfing and the persons you are with.”

Gardner is a strong leader on every single of her groups. On the soccer team she figured out how to be there for her teammates via the significance of the goalie placement. In point, her golf teammates phone her their “team mom.”

Gardner is a member of National Honor Culture, has participated in Scholar Council every calendar year and now serves as the senior class secretary. In addition, she has been employed by the YMCA as a camp counselor. 

Previous slide, Gardner was privileged to have an internship at Kennon, concentrating on strategical finance management. She skilled equally finance and controlling outside contracts, primarily with the government. This encounter solidified her desire to research business enterprise, specifically finance in higher education. 

Gardner has dedicated to Northern Arizona College in Flagstaff. She said she is psyched to expertise yet another point out that is not way too much from household.

On a lighter notice, her favored film is “Cars,” but she enjoys all Disney films, mainly because she watches them with her young sister, who is in fifth grade. 

Gardner is a good representation of the Summit Award, a effectively-deserved honor. Very good luck to Gardner in her future endeavors.