Senior Spotlight: Gregoire interested in studying political science by Bethany Parvin Andrea Kate Gregoire, born to Johanna and Tim Gregoire on Jan. 4, 1985, will soon be saying her goodbyes to the only town she's ever known. Upon graduation and at the start of next fall, Andrea will be attending the University of Wyoming. With her she will take the satisfaction of many accomplishments and memories of friends from WHS.
Andrea says her dabbles in the political arena at school may have her heading for a career in political science. She has been elected class president two years as well this year's student body president. She has donated her time to Peer Helpers and Teens in Action. Being active in school has made all the difference.
Many of Andrea's friends and her best memories have been formed during her participation in sports. Andrea thrived in girls' basketball, track and cross country. On Feb. 5, Andrea was honored with the National Girls and Women in Sports awards for her dedication to sports and her excellence in the classroom. Andrea's basketball coach, Stacy Huber, said, "Andrea has improved the most of anyone I have ever coached. She is so smart, it is difficult to not have her on the court."
Andrea's funniest moment was when she and a bunch of friends waxed their legs. Her most embarrassing moment is when she spilled chocolate milk on the seniors as an eighth-grader.
Andrea has been fickle with her career possibilities. In her younger years she hoped to become an aspiring actress. Even though she sparkles in drama activities like one act play, all school plays, and musicals; she admits that she could still utilize her acting skills for a political career.
As she enrolls at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, she plans to major in political science.
Andrea received the Western Undergraduate Exchange program scholarship, which means that she would pay 150 percent tuition instead of full out of state tuition, which is more. From Army ROTC she was awarded a full four-year scholarship. This will cover tuition and fees, allow $300 for books per semester, and give her $250 a month stipend, which is like a paycheck, (this will increase every year; by the time she's a senior, she will get $ 400).
Along with this, the Army ROTC awarded her the Cowboy scholarship that pays her room and board.
Andrea would like to thank all of her teachers for "putting up with my annoying questions and loud mouth all those years." Her advice to next year's graduates is to make the most of every moment; you can't believe how fast they go by.