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Student Spotlight: Lucy Wohlers

Lucy as ClaraStudent Spotlight: Lucy Wohlers, a senior here at DJHS, starred in the Nutcracker as Clara this past holiday season with Dublin Dance Center & Gymnastics. After over 2 months of rehearsals, they performed at many locations in Central Ohio, including the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, at Upper Arlington High School, at several Columbus Public School locations, and a local nursing home. Lucy has been dancing for over 14 years, since she was about 3 years old, and is at the dance studio practicing 5-6 days a week. 

Not only is Lucy a star dancer and performer, she’s also enrolled in a grueling school schedule including an International Baccalaureate (IB) course, 3 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and Calculus and Physics. Two of those AP courses are in French and Japanese. Lucy said she first took French in 8th grade and enjoyed it so much she wanted to add to it and decided to study Japanese as well. As a Sophomore, she was selected to participate in the Reischauer Scholars Program sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). Only 25–30 exceptional high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from throughout the United States are selected each year to engage in this intensive study of Japan. After finishing this program, she was able to write a research paper and present what she had learned to her Japanese class here at Jerome.

After graduation, Lucy plans on studying Archaeology. This past summer, she was selected to participate in the Summer Scholars program at The University of Notre Dame. They worked on the excavation of the original 1842 campus buildings. 

When asked if she had any advice for younger students, she said “Take the courses you’re interested in and don’t worry about how hard it is or how hard people say it is.” She feels it's incredibly important that students follow their interests, explore, and grow, saying "If you’re interested in the content, the class is never as difficult as it would be if you don’t find it interesting."