Future globe-trotter, doctor giving back
"I have a passion for helping people," said Shelby Stegemann, a junior at Seven Lakes. While she has significant career goals, Stegemann also shares her personal ones: "I would love to go to Australia and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef. My twin sister and I are also saving money to attend the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, as spectators." Stegemann says she hopes that someday, people will treat everyone with respect no matter what disabilities they may have.
NAME: Shelby Stegemann
SCHOOL: Seven Lakes High School, Katy ISD
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Historian for Best Buddies; volunteer with a special-needs ministry; assists in teaching the children's choir at her church; volunteer at Camp C.A.M.P. (Children's Association for Maximum Potential), a special-needs summer camp
FAVORITE CLASS: "My two favorite classes are Health Science II and American Sign Language. ASL is very interesting to me because I want to be able to communicate with the deaf community. Health Science will benefit me later in life because I aim to be either a physical therapist or a developmental specialist. Both classes are fun and engaging."
FAVORITE AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITY: "Hang out with my family and friends. I also enjoy working at Orange Leaf, playing basketball and running."
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Friends"
FAVORITE MOVIE: The "Harry Potter" series
AMBITION: "To become a successful doctor (either a physical therapist or a developmental specialist) and to help everyone from all economic states and ethnic origins."