May Fine Arts Student of the Month: Sarena Gibson

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Sarena Gibson, May’s Fine Arts Student of the Month, smiles beneath her mask in the News Room. She is among the final group of people to have been nominated for this honor this year.

Sarena Gibson, senior and daughter of Russ and Renee Gibson, has been nominated as the Fine Arts Student of the Month for May. She is among the final group of Fine Arts Students to be nominated for this school year.  

Gibson has participated in activities for all four years of high school, which include Drama, Academic Decathlon, Student Council, NHS, Speech, and Art. 

“I learned a lot about leadership and how to work with other people in a variety of situations,” Gibson said. “I also learned about using creativity to your advantage.”

She currently serves as the Student Council president alongside being the Vice-President of NHS. In her junior year, she was a student director of the canceled play, “D.O.A.”.

When asked about why others should participate in the Fine Arts program, Gibson said, “There’s less pressure there than in other activities. There is more fun, and it is not as competitive, and you can learn a lot of things you wouldn’t expect.”

Being nominated as one of the Fine Arts Students of the Month truly means a lot for Gibson, as it is her last month of high school. She commented on how it was an honor and nice to have been recognized for her work in all four years of high school.

When asked about why she thought that she was nominated, Gibson sarcastically responded, “Because I am the most creative person in the entirety of ADM,” using bravado in her tone. She then went on to seriously say, “Just because I’ve been involved in fine arts activities.”

Gibson plans to study art at the University of Iowa, where she has a bright future in the world of art. She truly is an incredible artist.