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Ava Herceg is Laramie County School District 1’s Student of the Week

Ava Herceg

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — East High School sophomore Ava Herceg has been chosen as Laramie County School District 1’s Student of the Week for the week of Dec. 4.

Herceg was nominated by the selection committee for being a diligent student, meeting high expectations and contributing her talents to helping others. She has a 4.0 GPA and is in the top percentile of her class. She is taking advanced placement, honors and dual enrollment courses at Laramie County Community College.

Herceg wants to study biochemistry at Yale University and work in cancer research.

Beyond the classroom, Herceg has been practicing karate for 10 years and has a black belt. She also enjoys teaching and mentoring younger karate students. Herceg volunteers as an office assistant at East High, showing around new students and helping them get adjusted to their new environment.

She selected science teacher Riley Stringer as her favorite teacher because he is a caring person who sees his students as people and tries to connect with them on a personal level.

Her parents/guardians are Paul and Courtney Herceg.