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WHS senior spotlight: Avery Aleshire

Avery Aleshire. (Wendy Howell/WGCN)

Avery Aleshire. (Wendy Howell/WGCN)

Avery is a senior at Williams High School. She moved to Williams in seventh grade from Oregon.

“Williams was very small, I was very anxious,” she said. “I felt like the new girl.”

She has been a cheerleader all four years of high school and was involved with her law enforcement class for two years.

Her favorite classes include her English classes and her favorite law enforcement class.

“It’s real world things and you get to do so many things — like arresting, reenacting scenarios and mapping out crime scenes,” she said.

Avery said Mr. Brownlee has been a big influence in her life.

“He always pushes me to be my better self and he always know how to put a smile on my face,” she said. “Educationally, Mrs. Schober has really helped me a lot. She showed me how to become a better writer and do better.”

Avery said her favorite memories at WHS include homecoming.

“Even though we made some changes, our class made the best of it — it was a bitter sweet moment. That whole week was just insane,” she said. “Also the basketball and football games.”

Outside of school, Avery likes to write, listen to music and hang out with her friends.

Avery has worked at Oh Sweetie’s in Williams for three summers and at Brewed Awakenings.

After graduation, Avery is hoping to attend either Ottawa University or Yavapai College where she plans to study either social work or journalism.

Avery said the coronavirus pandemic has impacted her senior year.

“It sucked our junior year, because we got half of that taken away,” she said. “To me it’s kind of scary, because this time last year we never came back to school.”

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