Outstanding Student Cassie Mawell
Cassie Maxwell, a student at Borah High School, is an excellent example of an Outstanding Student, who works very hard for success as a student, a positive peer influence, and a contributing member to both her local community and global community. Her mother says that she is the peacemaker in the home and the first to step in and help with dinner or help her younger sister with homework. She is a really good teenager and actually acts like she likes her mom.
Cassie was fortunate to be a part of the Osso Orphanage Volunteer trip int he summer of 2016. She traveled to Ecuador to volunteer at the Orphanage, helping to build relationships with many of the special needs children and the experience left her with a yearning to continue helping special needs students.
At Borah, Cassie is a Peer Mentor in the Special Education Resource Room Program. Mrs. Whal, the Special Ed teacher, explains "Having Cassie in my classroom has been fantastic. She is truly a natural at helping others and making them feel a part of her team. She treats the students in my program with respect, making sure they know she cares about them through her actions and her words."
Cassie is in the top 25% of her class with a 3.98 GPA. She is active in extracurricular activities at Borah, participating in Tennis, French Club, and Photography Club. She is planning on going to College to study education and is looking forward to a career as a Secondary Special Education Teacher.