Senior Alison Gilmore is very involved at Webster Groves, which made her a prime candidate for the Eagle Award.
“I always try to put my best foot forward,” Gilmore said.
Gilmore focuses on giving back. She is involved in community service almost every other weekend.
Gilmore has to have balance in her life. She maintains As while also being president of both German National Honors Society and International Club, while being the vice president of the senior class. Gilmore is also involved in Fellowship for Christian Athletes (FCA) and National Honor Society (NHS)
“I don’t play a sport, but I used to, and I care about God,” Gilmore said about FCA.
Gilmore said she’s inspired by her mom and sister. Gilmore’s sister was also nominated for the Eagle Award in 2012.
Gilmore plans to continue her education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical (A&T) State University. She plans to study Liberal Studies with a focus in international studies.
“I want to make a change for not only our country, but other countries as well,” Gilmore said about international studies.
Gilmore’s advice to others is “Manage your time, never procrastinate and never give up.”
Business department teacher Dwight Kirksey and assistant principal Shiree Yeggins nominated Gilmore for the Eagle Award.
“She’s one of the smartest and most involved students I’ve ever had,” Kirksey said.
It was easy for Kirksey to pick the nomination. Kirksey sees Gilmore as a leader in his class and said she often helps others when they don’t understand a hard lesson.
Gilmore moves on, but she has made her mark at WGHS.