After my mother passed away from cancer three years ago, I started the annual Spike it for Life volleyball tournament with the help of my coach and teammates to raise cancer awareness. Over the past three years, through hosting the tournament and selling t-shirts, luminaries, and baked goods, we have raised around $24,000 for the Hospice Center of Greenville.
Outside of the classroom, I enjoy volunteering in various summer camps within the community and playing on the Wayne County Hurricanes, a year-round travel softball team. The many internships I have completed through Oakwood with Orthopedics East, Boyette Orthopedics, and ECU Athletic training have shaped my dream to become an orthopedic surgeon. In order to accomplish this dream, I will be a student-athlete at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington next fall where I plan to major in Biology and will play softball for the Seahawks.
Thanks to the support of my family and friends I know I will have no problem achieving my goals in life.
SCHOOL: The Oakwood School
NAME: Lauren Moore
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: Human Anatomy and Physiology
FAVORITE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY: Playing softball
FAVORITE BOOK: The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
FAVORITE SONG: "What Faith Can Do" by Kutless
FAVORITE BAND: The Band Perry
FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Voice
FAVORITE MOVIE: 42
FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS: Jason Segel
FAVORITE FOOD: Grilled Chicken
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON WEEKENDS: Go to the beach with friends and family
FAVORITE SEASON: Summer
FUN FACT: I've been overseas to Amsterdam and Paris to play softball on a junior national team!
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A friend to keep me company!