Meet our October Standout Student. Rachel is a 10th grader at Broadneck High School and is being recognized as a Standout Student because of her pursuits and accomplishments. Rachel uses her creativity and artistic talents, blended with her passion for service, to help in her community.
Rachel has been a competitive dancer since the age of 4. Recognizing the high costs associated with performing arts, Rachel holds drives at her dance studios to collect costumes for low-income students. She has also raised money for homeless shelters. In addition, she has dedicated time through her performances and charity walks to bring awareness to suicide prevention.
As a Girl Scout since Kindergarten Rachel has completed a solo Silver Award project where she introduced her Tiny Kindness Campaign. The goal of the Tiny Kindness Campaign is to educate young children about the importance of small acts of kindness. Her project also included her own design artwork for brochures and presentations that were shared with local schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Scout troops. She is currently working on her Girl Scout Gold Award that includes expanding on the Tiny Kindness Campaign. Rachel will writing and illustrating a children’s book in order to spread positivity and kindness from her community to national and international levels. The proceeds of her book will benefit a youth mental health organization.
Rachel is also the Founder and President of a new business called ModPaws, launching this fall. Using her own artwork, she will be designing pet bandannas and accessories and plans to donate proceeds to animal welfare shelters and organizations. She is passionate about animals and volunteers at the SPCA in Anne Arundel County.
She dances on Broadneck’s senior dance company, and plays Varsity Golf, Varsity Unified Bowling, and Varsity Unified Bocce. Rachel is an A student and since her Freshman year has served as a Student Government Leader and Treasurer of the Interact Club.
Her activism and enthusiasm won’t stop at the end of the school year. She and her family are currently hosting an exchange student from Indonesia and through Rotary International she will be traveling overseas next summer to live and learn as an international ambassador.
Please join us in congratulating Rachel and wishing her well in all of her future endeavors. We know we will continue to see great things from someone so passionate and dedicated!