February Kiwanis Student of the Month: Aniston Smith

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Beaming behind her mask, senior Aniston Smith stays during her open to complete her interview. She has been honored as one of the Kiwanis Students of the Month, which she believed is due to her applying herself more in school and activities.

Aniston Smith, daughter of Ryan and Stephanie Smith, has been honored as one of the February Kiwanis Students of the Month. With a noteworthy GPA of 3.9, she has challenged herself by taking very difficult courses throughout her high school career. Her two favorite classes, both run through DMACC, are AP Language and Composition– which she enjoys because it encourages complex thought and is very educationally challenging and encourages learning– and DMACC’s Psychology– which she enjoys because she loves learning about the human brain. 

As well as challenging herself academically, Smith is also involved in many different activities, which include basketball, softball, Student Council, NHS, and participating as a referee in junior basketball games. 

“I definitely learned how to collaborate with different age groups,” Smith said. She also mentioned that she learned how to be more like a family.

She also volunteered at the ADM Booster Basketball tournament, and as a volunteer at her church, Grace Lutheran. 

For her future, she plans to attend UNI to pursue a Business Administration degree.

When asked to give some advice to others about success in school and life, Smith said, “Apply yourself in school, and get involved in as many activities as you can.” Being nominated as one of the Kiwanis Students of the month makes her proud to be an ADM student. She believes that she has been selected due to her being involved in more activities and applying herself more this year.

In honor of her achievements, the Adel Kiwanis has donated $50 to the ADM Scholarship Foundation.