Senior Spotlight ~ Jolie Leibner

Jolie Leibner
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What are some of your proudest accomplishments during your time at Greeley?
I am very proud of my work in both public health and in the arts. As a New York State certified EMT with the Chappaqua Volunteer Ambulance Corp, I take regular shifts and ride on 911 ambulance calls, assist with patient care, conduct weekly rig checks, and mentor younger volunteers. In addition, I am a member of the Advisory Board of Northern Westchester Hospital’s Presidents Junior Leadership Council, where we develop and lead projects addressing public health issues affecting our peers and our community. I am also the Co-President of Greeley’s Mental Wellness Club, where we promote awareness of and destigmatize mental health issues, and Co-President of the Chappaqua School Foundation’s Student Advisory Board, which works to improve our schools.

In addition, I have been an active member of the performing arts and music scene at Greeley for the past four years. I am the Co-President of the Greeley Madrigal Choir, Chorus and Treble Choirs as well as the “Theater Mama” of the theater community at Greeley where I have participated in wonderful productions such as Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Love/Sick, Mean Girls and Spelling Bee.

What are your plans for next year?
Next year, I will be attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. I plan to major in either public health or psychology while fulfilling the pre-med requirements and continuing my work in theater.

Think back to an academic experience that stands out to you. Why was it important or memorable?
I really enjoyed the projects that I completed after my AP exams junior year. In AP Biology, I studied CRISPER, a genetic modification tool. In AP US History, I researched the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and its lasting effects on medical hesitancy in minority populations, and its prevalence in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. 

What do you hope to be remembered for by your teachers or peers? 
I hope I will be remembered by my teachers for my hard work and diligence inside and outside of the classroom. I always tried to be prepared and make the most of my time with the wonderful instructors in our school. I hope my peers remember me for being a supportive friend who they could always count on.

Finally, I want to thank all of the wonderful faculty at the Chappaqua Central School District for all that they do. From the administration to the counselors to the teachers to the custodial staff -- everyone works so hard to make our experience so meaningful and fulfilling. Thank you for all that you do.

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