Claire DeSpain is academically inclined, musically talented and works hard to help others and her community.
The Argyle High School senior is a member of the acclaimed AHS Marching band, the National Honor Society and the Challenge Day Club, all while holding down a part time job.
DeSpain said she likes the variety her interests provide her and said her love for her school and town are why she does all that she can do for them.
“Argyle is a great community, and it has a lot to offer,” DeSpain said. “It’s a lot of fun being involved in everything.”
DeSpain is also on the UIL Academic team, competing in math and science, and is a member of the drum line in the marching band.
It should not come as a surprise that what he enjoys most about Argyle High School is the band.
“I would say the music program for me is the best thing,” DeSpain said. “I have really enjoyed getting to be in the percussion section, especially.”
DeSpain, who is ranked fourth in her graduating class with a 107.5 grade point average, said she believes that the biggest issue affecting young people today has to do with the enormous workloads that many high school students take on.
“I would say that managing stress is the big thing,” DeSpain said. “I just focus on my goals and work toward them to deal with it.”
DeSpain said that what she will remember most about her time at Argyle High School is all of the relationships she has made over the years.
“It is definitely the people,” DeSpain said. “There are a lot of great teachers and staff members at the school, and also the kids.”
The Argyle teen plans to study math and music and hopes to attend Texas Christian University.
Favorite Subject: Math
Person Who Most Inspires Me: Michael Lemish
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Movie: Star Wars Trilogy
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
Last Book Read: Slaughterhouse 5
Favorite Musical Group or Performer: Queen