Future Education & Career PlansZoey plans to attend a 4 year university and major in Special Education. After graduating college, she hopes to become an elementary Special Education teacher because she enjoys working with student with disabilities.
High School Activities & HonorsZoey has been Cleveland's varsity cheer team captain for two years, and was awarded the Royal C award (MVP) in 2019. She is also a member of the National Honors Society and the Cleveland High leadership class, a statistician for the varsity wrestling team, and peer mentors the Special Education class.
Hobbies & Special InterestsIn her spare time, Zoey belongs to two separate Girl Scout troups and works as full time counselor in the summer. She enjoys fundrasing and planning trips across the west coast with her troups and volunteering at the LCC church food pantry.
What is Your Favorite Place to Visit in Portland and Why?"My favorite place to visit in Portland is the Hoyt Arboretum. During my kindergarten year we had a year long unit on trees and we went to the Arboretum at least once a week. This unit involved each student choosing and ̈adopting ̈ their own tree within the Arboretum. We learned all about ̈our ̈ tree and even made gifts to leave for it (bird feeders, special ornaments for each season/holiday). I sometimes still go there and hike to look for ̈my tree ̈. It is truly a magical spot for me.
What Are You Most Proud of During Your High School Career?"Unified Sports are a division of Special Olympics which pairs students with disabilities on teams with students that do not have them. CHS has had a Unified basketball team for many years and last year many students with disabilities expressed interest in cheer so I helped to form a Unified cheer squad. Last year we had four members and this year we are up to six. I hope to continue to grow this program next year and have it continue after I graduate."
What is Your Favorite Rose Festival Event and Why? "My favorite Rose Festival event is the Starlight Parade. For the last two years I have had the honor of marching in the parade as a member the CHS cheer team along with the CHS band. We have placed in the top three bands for our division for both years."
Unitus Community Credit Union MentorJessica Brown