Senior Spotlight: Sierra Crowe

The 2010-2011 school year is rapidly coming to a close, and seniors everywhere are reminiscing on old times, while also looking forward to the new experiences their lives are about to take on. Dimond senior Sierra Crowe has attended Dimond all four years of high school, and is now off to Duke this fall. Crowe said that Duke was her top choice and that she was wait-listed at Harvard. “My dad made me apply,” Crowe said. “I like Duke cause it has really rigorous academics but also a great social scene, the sports are truly insane (basketball, especially), Greek life is good, work-hard play-hard atmosphere, architecture is so amazing, they have a 7,000 acre forest, a lemur center and a marine center, and I plan on majoring in environmental science and pre-med. Also, it’s warm.” But although Crowe may be heading to college this fall, she had a great time at Dimond as well. Crowe participated in Varsity Basketball Cheer all four years of high school but senior year’s season hadn’t gone the way she had hoped. “I broke my nose the morning of competition so I couldn’t participate after that, and I couldn’t do any sports for six weeks.” But besides the downfall in her cheer experience senior year, Crowe was involved in other sports as well. She played on Dimond’s Varsity Girls Soccer team her sophomore and junior year, and also played Varsity Flag Football sophomore and junior year. Although sports took up time in Crowe’s schedule, she managed to still become a member of National Honor Society, and also became one of Dimond’s newest National Merit Scholars. Crowe also participated in Z club since her sophomore year and has lettered in it twice. Senior year for Crowe turned out to be a lot easier than she had expected. “Favorite part of senior year was having surprisingly easy classes. I expected AP Literature to be ridiculously difficult from what I heard last year, but it has turned out to be my favorite class. And also having a great time with my friends without hardly stressing at all about college stuff (surprising, I know).” Many memories were made, but Crowe said her most memorable moment was throwing a pie into World Languages teacher Dean Ball’s face. As Crowe departs Dimond this upcoming spring, nothing but the best is wished for her. She has most definitely left her mark here at Dimond and has a bright future ahead of her.