Never give up on yourself

By Hope Lecchi - [email protected]

Green Ridge senior Levon Crapse is certain of many things in her young life. One of the most important is that no matter what task one may be faced with they need to see it through and not give up no matter how daunting the task may be.

“I think the best advice I could give anyone is to just keep going,” Crapse said. “Things can be really difficult at times and people will question if they will be able to see it through.

“I want them to know that they will get there,” she added. “It may be hard but it’s all worth it.”

That advice is something that Crapse plans to continue to give others in the future after her graduation from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

Crapse will begin her degree program this fall in the field of psychology.

“I’ve always been interested in the way a person’s mind works and how people act,” Crapse said. “I can’t really tell you how or why I became interested in this but I think it’s a way I can help others.”

Although Green Ridge did not offer any specific classes in psychology, Crapse was quick to point out that all of her teachers and classes at the school were really good and had made a positive impact on her life.

“All of the teachers and staff at Green Ridge were very helpful and nice,” Crapse said. “I benefited from all of the clubs and organizations I was a part of too.”

Crapse was a member of NHS, FCCLA, FBLA, the cheerleading squad and show choir.

“I have always loved singing and dancing but as a freshman I was hesitant to join show choir,” she said. “I’m so glad I did because I think it really helped me to overcome a lot of my shyness and some of my fears.

“It got me out of my shell more and helped me to realize that I could do it. I wish I would have been more active in some of the other organizations I belonged to like I was in show choir,” she added. “I hope I can use that to help draw those feelings out of other people in my work in the future.”

Although Crapse is uncertain as to the type of work setting she will have in the future, she plans to help others.

“I think one of the biggest memories I have of Green Ridge is the people I have met,” Crapse said. “Some of them may have had a bigger impact on my life than others but I will remember them, especially those who have helped me the most along the way.” photo

By Hope Lecchi

[email protected]

Hope Lecchi can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1484

Hope Lecchi can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1484

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