Clark Oral and Facial Surgery’s Student of the Week highlights accomplishments by the city’s outstanding high school students.
Each week, one student from each high school is chosen by their principal to be featured for achievements including citizenship, volunteerism, leadership, academics, and much more.
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Southern Oral and Facial Surgery’s Student of the Week highlights accomplishments by the city’s outstanding high school students.
One student from Independence or Summit is chosen each week. Each student honoree is chosen by his or her principal to be featured for achievements including citizenship, volunteerism, leadership, academics and much more.
Summit High School – Hunter Hancock
Hunter Hancock, a senior at Summit High School, is on his way toward graduating and attending Campbellsville University next fall.
He hopes to graduate from college debt free, and that goal is much more easily attainable thanks to a wrestling offer and academic scholarship which provides him with about $27,000 coverage each year. But to achieve that, he has really had to buckle down and finish his senior year strong.
“This year I’ve pushed myself a tad bit harder,” Hancock said. “I had some shortcomings in the third nine weeks, but I overcame them. I knew it was on the line for them. I had to get certain grades to meet the scholarship requirements and I had to meet those goals by the end of the third nine weeks or I would lose that.”
Hancock is a hard worker, but he admitted that he’s not always been a great test taker. However, just this year he scored a 24 on his ACT.
The third quarter of the school year, or the third nine weeks, tends to be the most difficult for Hancock just coming off of winter break. But that period just ended, and now all he has to do is continue to keep his grades up. He said his main concern right now is being exempt from his final exams so that he can have a long summer break.
“Hunter has worked very hard all four years at Summit High School,” Principal Sarah Lamb said. “He has matured so much since freshman year and stayed driven to achieve his goal. We are so proud of Hunter’s accomplishments in wrestling and academics.”
Hancock aims to study criminal justice once he gets to Campbellsville so that he can become a police officer and one day a detective.
“You have a lot of people who don’t like cops right now and that’s deterring a lot of people from the law enforcement area,” he said. “How will bad guys get put away with less cops on the street? We have to have people who will take care of the justice system and who love other people. That’s two things I’m good at.”
Outside of the classroom, Hancock enjoys wrestling. He has been involved in the sport since the beginning of seventh grade and he achieved sixth in the state for wrestling. His role model is Peyton Manning because he persevered throughout his career as a quarterback despite people telling him he was washed up and too old.
Hancock said his favorite teacher is Mrs. Myers. She is a great teacher, he said, because she loves her job, cares about her students and is always very patient with everyone.
He is a member of the youth group at Restoration Community Church. His parents are Leanne and Arthur Hancock.