Lumley takes great pride in her grades and being successful in school. She is trying very hard to keep up with her grades. When asked if her involvement in other activities has ever had an effect on her grades, she replied, “Sometimes, but I still think it’s fun to do all the things that I do because it gets me involved in more things and I get to meet new people.” Lumley is a very social person and makes friends wherever she goes. Between meeting new people and participating in anything she can, Lumley still makes time for her studies.
Lumley says that it is easy for her mom to get ahold of her teachers since she is already a teacher in the district that Lumley attends. Lumley has three brothers that still attend school in Ames. It makes it easier since she sees the Boone teacher on a daily basis.
When asked how her mom being a teacher affected her social life, Lumley said, “If anything, she helps me to get to know more upperclassmen and helps me make more friends.” When Lumley moved to Boone she said that she “already had friends” because of her mother, and it helped her to interact more with other people.