Finding Character Where It Counts

Jennifer Kunz and Kevin Ndukwe flanked by LHHS Principal Peggy Dillon and Exchange Club Vice President Truitt Mathews

By Bruce Felps

The cream of Lake Highlands High School’s crop continues to rise and be recognized by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands.

This month’s Character Counts awards recipients — seniors Jennifer Kunz and Kevin Ndukwe — earned the awards because of their “trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship,” according to Truitt Matthews, vice president of youth for the organization.

Kunz belongs to the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and serves as captain of women’s varsity soccer team. She ranks 18th in her graduating class with a grade point average of 98.0.

When I was a junior and a member of Peer Helpers, I worked with a young student who just needed someone to express an interest in her,” she said.By the end of the semester, she went from making C’s in participation to A’s. The change that I saw by just having someone pay the slightest [bit] of attention to her will stick with me for the rest of my life.”

Ndukwe also belongs to National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta as well as the UIL math and science teams. His 97.84 GPA ranks him 30th in the graduating class, and he plans to study medicine in college.

“My dream is to be a medical doctor and help people who are suffering,” he said. “I believe that a college education is the path to accomplishing my dreams.”

The faculty and staff at Lake Highlands High School vote for each month’s Character Counts awards.

Huzzah to both of them.


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