Westrum plans to attend Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny for two years then transfer to Iowa State to major in Accounting. She works at Boone Bank and Trust currently and really enjoys dealing with numbers.
Westrum has ran track, played basketball and mentored through GRIP mentoring in high school. She has also participated in National Honor Society and Scholastic Honor Society. Her favorite memory is all the football games and homecoming week with her friends. She enjoyed dressing up for the spirit of homecoming.
Westrum said, “My advice to freshmen now is to respect the upperclassmen. I wished senior year away and it was probably the best thing that I could do, but I would recommend taking as many DMACC classes at you can because it benefits you in the long run.”
Westrum says, “I plan on giving tours for people visiting the Ankeny campus on certain days throughout the week. I picked DMACC because it saves a lot of money for the first two years that are pretty much the same wherever you go. I also have almost a full semester done so it only makes sense to finish because I have so many credits. My mom would be my biggest influence, she's a firm believer in good grades so she has pushed me to be the best I could be. She taught me hard work and dedication will pay off all it takes is a little time.
Westrum is ready to take on the real world and see what college has in store for her. As the year is coming to a close she is one of the seniors that is ready to get out of high school and move on to the next chapter.