Sundberg’s exceptional academic career began in her middle school years, to which she accepted the Goeppinger Award for maintaining a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for at least three semesters in the four years of middle school she attended. After this, she had the confidence to stride to further lengths.
In her freshman year, Sundberg was a lineman on the football team, but was soon transferred to football manager after injuring her neck while playing. In the fall of the 2015-2016 school year, Sundberg acted as the co-captain for the Boone Girl’s rugby team.
This year, Sundberg became a member of the National Honor Society and was also inaugurated into the International Thespian Society. Sundberg was then able to work in the “I Hate Shakespeare”, “The Hobbit”, and “Touchtone M for Murder” high school play productions. Sundberg also had the opportunity to be the technical director for the middle school play, “Superheroes: With Great Power Comes Ordinary Responsibility”, to which she gladly accepted.
Sundberg also is and has been throughout her high school career in concert choir, chorale, and swing choir as a soprano. While in swing choir, Sundberg was able to grace the stage and sing a solo titled “Into the West”. Sundberg was accompanied by her younger sister, freshmen Hope Sundberg, on the violin, and Chris Truckenmiller on piano. While in choir, Sundberg has taken up many opportunities to go compete at solo/ensemble contests. This year, Sundberg decided to wrap up her high school music contests with a solo, to which she did well.
“No matter how hard your life may seem, see the good things in your life and cherish them.” Sundberg advices next year’s freshmen.
After high school, Sundberg plans to go to Professional Cosmetology Institute (PCI) Academy in Ames. While she’s there, she will get a lot of hands on experience and will fulfill her plans of getting her license in cosmetology. After she receives her cosmetology license, she plans on getting a license for massage therapy.