Amanda Lee White will be a 2022 graduate of Washburn District High School and is the daughter of Andrew & Kelley White and Kelly & Richard Wark.
During her high school career, Amanda has been involved in soccer, basketball, track, and cross country. This year, she was part of the yearbook staff.
Her favorite high school memory was freshman year during girls' basketball. After the tournament game, the team went to Kobe to eat. As the checks were being passed out, the waiter looked at Mr. P and Josh to ask “who’s paying for the little one?”
Amanda is proud to have been able to take early college classes online and work as a teacher aide at the end of her days for Mrs. Skinner’s kindergarten class. Her hobbies include sleeping, eating, singing, and knowing how to annoy almost everyone.
After graduation, Amanda plans to take a year off to focus on work, although she was accepted to NMCC where she may attend in the future.
Looking back on her years at WDHS, the people who had the biggest impact on her were Mrs. Drost, Mrs. Hobbs, and Mrs. Hemphill. Mrs. Drost and Mrs. Hemphill have always been her favorite teachers. Amanda looked up to Mrs. Drost’s strong-willed, yet so loving, and determined personality. Teaching her that life isn’t always easy, but how we manage to respond builds us into strong people. She appreciated that Mrs. Drost never gave up on her, and instead, was there for very fallback, pushing her to do better, and never losing the faith or love in her heart.
Amanda cherished Mrs. Hemphill’s big heart and determination to teach. She valued the student-teacher relationship she had with Mrs. Hemphill, which began in 7th grade. Amanda could always count on her to be there for anything and everything. She always looked forward to telling Mrs. Hemphill “I love you” just to hear “I love you too”.
Lastly, Amanda valued Mrs. Hobbs for being her school mom. Mama Hobbs is always there. Whether it was lending a shoulder to cry on, or getting an earring unstuck from her ear. She also had the privilege of learning some of her soccer skills from Mama Hobbs, who was the assistant coach for all 4 years of Amanda’s high school career. These three women and the things they have done, have impacted Amanda in ways she will never forget.
Amanda is sad that her high school career is coming to an end but excited to see what life has in store for her. "Here’s to bigger and better things!"