Kim Abbas: Embracing Everything
Kim Abbas came to Eastern Christian High School with a motto that she continues to have to this day: “Make friends with everyone because they all bring something new and exciting to the table; join all the clubs and events you have a passion for because why be filled with regret when you can just go for it.” She has undoubtedly adhered to this throughout her four years at the high school, and this will without a doubt be supported by the legacy she leaves behind in all facets of Eastern Christian High School.
In athletics, though her tenth varsity sports season was cut short due to coronavirus, Kim has left an undeniable impact on both the track and soccer programs at EC. Her soccer career saw the ups and downs of the four years of the program, including the graduation of many her friends and teammates, but she continued to stay dedicated towards the program despite the challenges.
Though soccer was obviously an enormous part of her high school experience, Kim was also the captain of the throwing team for track and field in her senior season, as well as a four-year, six-season participant, spanning both the spring and winter seasons. In this time, she gained admiration for both her teammates and coaches, especially Mr. Struck, who she described as, “Mr. Struck made one of the most positive impacts on me not only as my track coach, but by teaching me values and appreciation.” The only reason she wasn’t an 8 season track participant, in fact, was so she could participate in the musical for her junior and senior years, where she had a major role in multiple performances including “The Little Mermaid” and “Seussical the Musical”.
Mr. Struck made one of the most positive impacts on me not only as my track coach, but by teaching me values and appreciation
Apart from the extracurriculars, Kim was a four year participant and two year leader of EC’s debate club, as well as vice president and inaugural member of EC’s Mock Trial team. These activities make sense when considering Kim’s degree preference, being “Political science because I am going to dominate law school later on.” In fact, Kim has already taken steps to gain experience in the law field by enrolling in Eastern Christian’s WINGS program this year. She will continue her dream of a law degree at TCNJ and, despite the difficulty of the courses, Kim’s record of numerous honors and project acceleration classes, combined with a competitive GPA and the previously stated extracurricular accomplishments, she will no doubt find success in her future endeavors.
Although my accomplishments are of great value to me, my high school experience would have been incomplete without the community created by those around me.
Though all of these accomplishments and accolades would certainly be the highlight of their high school career for many students, Kim describes her fondest memories at the school not of achievements, but of her friends. She describes these experiences as, “Although my accomplishments are of great value to me, my high school experience would have been incomplete without the community created by those around me. We may not have gotten the ending we were hoping for, but hopefully we will be able to find better beginnings wherever we are called out to go. Peace out class of 2020.”