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.
Independence High School – Ocean Goins
Senior Ocean Goins has led an interesting life so far.
She has lived half her life in the United States and half her life in Japan. Her mother is Japanese and her father is American.
Besides being an outstanding student, Goins keeps busy manning the scoreboard at the home baseball games, produces the school news and is a member of the bowling team.
Her news segments won three awards recently at the high school film awards. She was a student with perfect attendance last year, too.
“Ocean has been a film student at IHS for three years,” Matt Balzer, Indy media teacher, said. “This year she, along with two others, are the student producers for the program. She is always consistently producing amazing works for us and was a part of many films nominated for Tennessee High School Press Association awards.
“Whatever she chooses to do next year in college, she will be very successful at.”
Goins is passionate about film and will likely pursue that as a career choice. It’s also the reason she works at Carmike Theaters – she gets to see any movie she wants and gets all the popcorn she can eat.
Her favorite class is Balzer’s film class. Goins has learned so much and is inspired by the creative people in the class.
“He gives us freedom to create,” she said.
She’s still deciding upon either the University of Colorado, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Sewanee or Columbia College in Chicago. She’ll either study film or business.
Gions’ family includes a brother, and her parents are Sonny and Shizuka Goins.