- Post by: mcalibrary
- January 11, 2024
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FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE
Just reading her goals for her future make you immediately take notice – “attending Bucknell University to major in Biochemistry with the intent of attending medical school and becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.” The amazing thing is not that she has put herself in the position to achieve her dream, but has done it while competing in three sports, cheering for three years, and be involved in as many school activities as you can imagine.
Ashley ranks second in a class of 123 with an amazing GPA of 99.7 and SAT scores of 1220. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a recipient of T-102 scholar athlete award, a member of the National Honor Roll of the United States Achievement Academy, and a member of Student Government.
Ashley has attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of excellence for Health Care, has attended Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, and was the Mount Carmel Area representative of the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Forum as a sophomore. She is a Developmental Swim Coach, a coach for Olympics for Special Needs, and is a member and vice president of S.A.D.D. She is involved with Peer Mediation, Pennsylvanians Against Underage Drinking, the Science Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Spanish Club. Lions Club and school choir. She also finds time to write for the Tornado Times and has been a cast member of “Annie’, “Once Upon A Mattress’, and “Damn Yankees’.
Athletically, Ashley is a four-year member of the Soccer team and served as co- captain in both her junior and senior seasons. She is a two-year member of the track team and has been a varsity cheerleader for three years. It was as a member of the swim team where Ashley has left her biggest impression. A four-year letter winner and two-time captain. Ashley is a member of school record holding 200 yard Medley relay – 2:04.03, 200 yard freestyle relay – 1:49.06, and 400 yard freestyle relay – 4:10.26 teams. She is a four time District qualifier and owns four district medals – two silver and two bronze. She is one of only a few girls to earn over 1000 points for her team.
Obviously, Ashley has learned to budget her time at Mount Carmel Area. We are sure that she will continue her efforts at Bucknell and make the Ed Romance Chapter proud as it looks at its impressive list of scholar-athletes. Ashley is the daughter of Barbara and Mike Shamansky of Mount Carmel.