High School: Lincoln County High School
Activities and achievements: As captain of her school's debate team, Rachel often travels to speech and debate competitions on the weekends and has earned several awards at the state level. She's president of the student body and president of the National Honor Society, but she also makes time to study ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance. She was selected to participate in the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership program and the Governor's Honors Academy and to study at both the ARC Math-Science-Technology Institute in Tennessee and NASA's Inspire Program for math and science scholars.
Plans: Rachel plans to attend West Virginia University as part of its honors program and study political science and women's studies. She already has taken steps to join the university's speech and debate team and hopes her debate experience will help her accomplish her long-term goal to practice law.