NEWS: Hudd Makes Impact On Law Community

(Photo courtesy Darby Hudd)

(Photo courtesy Darby Hudd)

By Emily Carroll – Staff Reporter

Darby Hudd is one of Law’s brightest stars.

Hudd is an active member of the Law community and works hard every day to balance school, cheerleading, and other activities she’s involved in.

“Darby really is everything that a Jonathan Law student should be,” Law principal Mr. Thompson said. “She works hard, loves her school, is involved in so many activities, and is a great kid.”

High school seniors like Hudd are beginning to make some of the biggest decisions of their lives. Hudd said that she is trying to stay focused and prepared for all of the responsibilities of senior year.

She’s also trying to have fun despite a very busy schedule.

“The beginning of senior year is stressful because you’re applying to colleges and adjusting to being a senior, but I’m really trying to enjoy this year with my friends and I’m looking forward to all the events we have as seniors,” Hudd said.

Between having to keep up with eight classes, Hudd is captain of the cheerleading team for the second straight year, and is also treasurer of the Interact Club.

“School always comes first and it feels like if I’m not doing homework I’m cheering, but I always try to find time for my friends and boyfriend,” Hudd said.

Hudd has been a UCA All-American three years in a row. She was named All-State as a junior and was asked to try out for the UCA staff this summer at a camp.

“She is such a great role model for the team by always working hard and trying new things,” Law cheerleading coach Mrs. Etense said. “She’s positive and pushes herself to get new skills.”

As a cheerleading captain, Hudd is always trying to make the team better by coordinating team bonding and always encouraging people to do new skills.

“Darby is an outstanding captain,” Etense said. “She has shown leadership potential since the beginning of her Law cheerleading career.”

Hudd’s role as treasurer of the Interact Club is handling money for events such as Oktoberfest and the Milford tree lighting downtown.

“I love volunteering and helping other people,” Hudd said.

Throughout Hudd’s high school career she has succeeded in the classroom as well, earning second and first honors.

“I think she works equally hard at both cheer and school,” senior Maggie Williams said. “She works hard at anything she does.”

Hudd has been looking at colleges in and out of state and said that she’s excited but nervous about the application process. She said that it is scary to think that this time next year she will be a freshman in college.

“I think I’m going to miss the teachers most at Law,” Hudd said. “The atmosphere at Law is like a family and I don’t think you could find it anywhere else.”

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