STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Fairview High School

STUDENT OF THE WEEK: Fairview High School

Ellen Grant


Ellen Grant, daughter of Greg and Ashley Grant, is a senior at Fairview High School and this week’s Student of the Week.

She is a member of the girls soccer team, Youth In Government and the ASL Club.

She said that one of her biggest passions is “providing a good education to those that don’t have access, especially women and children.”

This year, she won the Outstanding Bill Award at Youth In Government and recently completed the Red Cross Leadership Program. In 2017, she was the Treasurer of the National Arts Honors Society.

Grant said that her favorite teacher at FHS is Mr. Boulton.

“He as not only managed to teach me three math subjects, but he has also been a good friend,” she said.

One of her biggest role models and inspirations is activist Malala Yousafzai.

“Malala is an activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Her advocacy has turned into an international movement… it’s inspiring,” Grant said.

One of Grant’s teachers said of her:

There are so many positive things that can be said about Ellen. She is a phenomenal student who works hard to endure she has thorough understanding of all course content. She is always willing to go the extra mile in her studies and in her interactions with peers in class… Her love of education and teaching has expanded this year to include our students in the Nest (our school child care facility) and in our transition classrooms, where she has made a significant impact on our students with special needs. I know that Ellen will make a significant impact on our world once she graduates and she will make all of us at Fairview High School very proud.

After graduating from FHS this year, she said she plans to study pre-law at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She said that eventually she would like to do advocacy work for education.

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