Senior Spotlight: Grace Lissick

Senior Spotlight: Grace Lissick
Posted on 03/08/2018
Grace Senior Picture

Senior Spotlight: Grace Lissick

In honor of the 2017 Farmington High School graduation, we’re highlighting a few of this year’s outstanding graduating class. Today’s Senior Spotlight is: Grace Lissick!

Throughout her high school career, Grace participated in a number of athletics including Track and Field, Cross Country and Tiger Dance Team. Outside of athletics, she is involved in National Honors Society, Yearbook/Publications, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Farmington Faith Club.

“I am so blessed to have such wonderful peers, teachers and staff members around me,” said Grace “everyone is incredibly encouraging and I feel so enriched by everyone at Farmington. It feels like home and that we are all family!”

One of her biggest accomplishments was getting her first 4.0 in her PSEO and high school classes earlier this year. While Grace admits learning doesn’t naturally come easily to her, she has made an effort over the past two years to work extra hard. She started tutoring, stays late after school to get help from teachers and studies far in advance for tests.

Mauri Deer, Grace’s French V teacher, has seen this effort first hand. "Grace is a model of perseverance, openness and sincerity. I know that she will handle the next steps of her education with tenacity, diligence and heart!”

Aside from FHS related activities, Grace works as a Personal Care Assistant at Integra Health Care. Here, she spends her time taking care of a young boy with disabilities.

“Beyond school and work, faith is also a big part of my life,” she added “I teach my little sister's church group (Powerlife) and I also have my own church group that I go to called Catalyst. Last summer I got to stay for a week in North Minneapolis and serve the community! I have a huge passion for children, especially the little inner city peanuts, so I had a blast playing and loving those kiddos!”

Next year, Grace will be attending the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was drawn to this school because of its timeless and beautiful campus and their communication and business program. She also appreciates the school’s Christian background - she hopes to join the student ministries at UST and start a Christian Women in Business Club for other women on campus.

Advice for seniors: "I know at this point you want to go to college and just get the heck out of FHS. But, time will just go even slower when you moan and groan over it. Senior year is what you make it, so have fun and soak up all of the richness that high school has to offer. This is the last time you will be with people you have known since you were 5. Everyday, be present in the moment and try to take in all that you can (and thank your teachers/staff members because they are pretty darn awesome)!"

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