Senior Spotlight: Darby Judd

Dimond High School’s 2016 graduating class has phenomenal students and amazing people who have bright futures ahead of them. Senior Darby Judd is no exception.

Excelling in both academics and athletics, Judd has participated in a number of high school related activities.

Judd has played soccer since she was six years old and was one of six freshmen to play on the varsity soccer team during the 2012-2013 season. She continues to be an important member of the Dimond soccer team.

Kelsey Eagle, a Junior at Dimond said, “Darby is a versatile, solid and crafty soccer player. She is a great leader and I look up to her. I have truly enjoyed playing with Darby the last three years.”

Erica Heil, a senior at Dimond High School said, “Darby has been through so much and she has persevered through it all. I truly admire how strong she has been and am I proud of everything we have accomplished together. I know Darby will always be there for me on and off the field. I could not ask for a better friend.”

In addition to soccer, Judd has also been on the Varsity Cross Country Running team three out of the last four years.

She was nominated for Dimond Athletic Council to represent cross country running.

With a total of seven varsity letters, Judd has also maintained a 4.16 GPA and is ranked 11th in the senior class of 355 students.

Judd has also been an active member of the community by participating in Key Club and National Honors Society.

The first semester of senior year, Judd had the opportunity of participating in the Gifted Mentorship Program.

When asked if the program was worthwhile, Judd said, “Yes, it was one of the best decisions I have made in high school. I figured out that I wanted to be a nurse and I gained real world experience in the nursing field.”

Judd will be attending Pacific Lutheran University in the fall. Recently she has been accepted into the School of Nursing and will also pursue her dream of playing soccer at the collegiate level.

After having a successful high school career, Judd says that she is excited about the future but will always reflect positively on her time at AJ Dimond High School.

When asked whether she is excited to attend Pacific Lutheran University, Judd said, “I am confident I have made the right choice. I can see myself living in Washington and at PLU I have the opportunity to do what I love.”

Judd’s friends admire her character and her compassion toward others.

Hannah Peterson, a Senior at Dimond High School said, “Darby is the hardest working and kindest person I know. I feel so lucky to have met her. She has been an amazing friend throughout high school and I know that we will keep in touch.”

Faith Eckhoff, a former student at Dimond High School said, “Darby is a gorgeous human being inside and out. She is one of the most selfless people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.”

Judd said, “The last four years have been a lot of fun but I am looking forward to college and meeting new people.”