Chasing the spotlight


Alliyah Smith, Staff Writer

With her graduation approaching, senior Chase Searcy is trying to wrap up her year with it being her best one yet.
This year has been rough for her, but she is just now getting back into sports after being cleared to play.
“With my recent rotator cuff surgery, I will have to try harder than ever before to get into shape for my team,” claims Searcy.
This was hard because she was unable to play softball for the last season. She hopes to finish the school year strong considering the circumstances of Covid-19 and would love it if she was able to play softball her senior year before she leaves.
Searcy’s classes do not include Ivy tech classes, but AP literature and composition and also AP chemistry. She has been involved in many extracurriculars, such as Future Farmers of America, National Honor Society, soccer, softball, rock club, Kinetic Cafe, student council and the post prom committee.
An activity she enjoys doing in her free time includes painting. Searcy has made many murals in the art room. Anyone who sees her art would say she is very talented. She even has a painting hanging in the staircase hallway that leads up to the library.
Art Teacher, Mrs. Morrow says, “Chase has impacted and affected many including myself in a positive way, making everyone feel happier, calmer, or even inspired to do something or try something new. As for the best memories with her, we are still making them.”

Chase is a very fun and uplifting person, and many people will miss the energy that she brings to school.
“She have chosen the path of positivity, which I admire. The lessons she has learned over the years will help her with adversity in the future,” Morrow stated.
The thing Chase says she will miss the most is her friends she made throughout her high school experience, such as fellow FFA member, Maddy Walker.
Walker says, “She was always someone I could count on. Through thick and thin.”
Searcy plans to attend college. She wants to go to Marian University to study nursing and anesthesiology.
Searcy’s advice to the younger students is simple. “Time goes fast so do not get overwhelmed with other little things because it is these moments in high school you will remember forever. It may seem bad now, but it will get better.”