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Leading by example at Auburn Mountainview | Class of '13
Editor's note: The Auburn Reporter salutes some of the best graduating seniors from each of the Auburn School District’s four high schools.
Challenged to lead and serve, Griffin Lamb and Abi Alfrey naturally shine.
As two of the top graduating seniors in Auburn Mountainview's class of 2013, Lamb and Alfrey embrace the opportunity to help others.
Lamb uses politics and Alfrey uses outreach to make an impact.
"It's always been a priority for me to serve," said Lamb. The honors student is bound for prestigious Whitman College in Walla Walla, where he'll study political science and economics later this year. "Politics gives me an avenue to give a voice to people who don't have one and really make a change for people."
Alfrey, an honors students who plans to study psychology at Utah State University, embarks on an 18-month mission in July for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Touching lives, especially children, is especially rewarding to Alfrey.
"I love to see the smile on people's faces when their life, even their day, goes better," said Alfrey, who works at youth camps. "I just try to do my best, just to smile at the least. If that is what I can do for them, great ... if not, I will try to do more."
Both 18-year-old students made the most of their opportunities at Auburn Mountainview.
Lamb served as president of the National Honor Society, was the ASB executive treasurer, was chairman of the Young Republicans Club, and lead of the Rainier Youth Club.
On the links, Lamb carries a 3-handicap. He was the Lions' team scoring champion, a first-team All-South Puget Sound League selection and a three-time state tournament qualifier. He will take his top golf game to the Whitman greens.
Lamb, the son of Jerry and Kerry Lamb, is interested in policymaking and holding office. His grandfather, a Presbyterian minister, and Eric Arnold, his high school history teacher, have been influential in his decision to pursue politics.
Lamb would like to become a U.S. Congressman some day.
"I never want to stop dreaming," he said of his political ambitions.
Alfrey also filled her days with activity. She served as ASB executive secretary for two years and played cello in the orchestra.
Alfrey played two seasons of basketball and four seasons of soccer, serving as captain and earning first-team All-SPSL honors as a defender last season. She was a four-time state qualifier in the long jump (personal-best 17 feet, 1/2 inch) and 400-meter relay and ran leadoff leg as a freshman for the Lions in 2010 when they won the event at Star Track. She also qualified for state in the triple jump this spring (PR 34-8 1/2).
Abi is one of Trever and Dani Alfrey's six children.
Beyond the accomplishments, both students enjoyed the people, the all-around high school experience.
"I've made a lot of new friends and had a lot of awesome classes," Lamb said. "I really learned more about myself and what I want to do for the rest of my life. It's kinda bittersweet to leave."
"The friendships I've made here are going to last a lifetime," she said. "It's going to be bittersweet leaving here, especially this year because we've made so many great memories. It's going to be hard to leave, but we all have to move on sooner or later."