Grace Tucker, daughter of Carrie and Tom Tucker, is a senior at Page High School and this week’s student of the week.
Tucker is a very compassionate person with great leadership skills. She volunteers at Williamson Medical Center, Smiles for Kids, Culture Club and NSHS.
One of her biggest passions is science. She said she is especially interested in how “it relates to the human body and how we can use it to treat illness and diseases.” Additionally, through this interest in the subject, she says she is sure that a job in the medical field is something she wants to pursue.
Tucker has proudly completed 115 hours of service as a volunteer at Williamson Medical Center, won first place in the Tennessee Essay Contest on domestic violence and become an AP Scholar with honors for the college board. Her list of accomplishments is long and spans several genres.
Her favorite class comes as no surprise: Anatomy and Physiology. She said that she enjoys learning about topics that apply to herself personally, as well as the field that she eventually wants to work in.
Her role model is her Aunt Susan because of her dedicated and selfless spirit.
“Every day she works as a victims advocate for domestic violence and comes home to care for her adopted son,” Tucker said.
Page’s school counselor, Jim Mahan said, “Grace is a bright young lady. She is confident, deeply involved in all she undertakes. She has big dreams for herself that she constantly brings to fruition.”
After graduation, she plans to attend a university where she will pursue a degree in nursing. After that, she plans to get a Master’s Degree to become a nurse practitioner. She would like to specialize in neonatal nursing or mental health.