Posted at: 01/15/2013 4:14 PM
Updated at: 01/29/2013 3:17 PM
By: Robin De Wind
By the time she hit middle school, Pittsford Mendon senior Lauren D'Hont decided to set her standards high.
Lauren D'Hont, Mendon Scholar Athlete, said, In elementary school, I was in a special math program. So in sixth grade, I went up a level and from that it was just every other subject picked up too.”
Lauren carries a 98 average and will graduate with six AP's. She is also a three sport athlete and learned at a young age how to manage her time.
D'Hont said, “My mom always said to get my work done. School comes before sports.”
Lauren has managed. She has been playing varsity basketball for four years.
D'Hont said, “I love playing basketball. If I didn't play, I'd probably be just sitting at home and I wouldn't know what to do.”
She's also been captain and played varsity soccer and softball for three years. Lauren has made first team all-county for the past two years in basketball and all-county second team for soccer and softball. Her athletic and academic accomplishments caught the eye of Canisius College, who offered Lauren a full scholarship to play basketball.
D'Hont said, “Just knowing that schools are interested in me and that I didn't really have to go out of my way to get schools to like me and that I'm doing something that makes me attract schools and the fact that I know where I'm going for the rest of my senior years, it's a big weight off my shoulders.”
Lauren leaves for college summer sessions right after graduation. The nerves haven't set in yet.
D'Hont said, “I think I will get nervous once graduation comes and I have to go right in the summer. and I don't have the summer to prepare myself so I think by that point I'll start getting nervous.”
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