Adlai Senior Named Finalist in Public Health Contest

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* Adlai E. Stevenson High School senior Sarah Suh was named a Regional Finalists in the Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition, a leading public health competition for high school students.

She will compete for a college scholarship of up to $50,000 in Washington, D.C., April 23-26.

Suh was selected for her research, which examines the coping strategies of high school students. She surveyed her own school population for the project and hopes her conclusions will help high school leaders create early intervention programs to help teens manage stress properly.

* Wheeling High School senior Amy Lee was featured as an "Awesome Athlete" in the April issue of American Cheerleader magazine. The editors selected cheerleaders for the honor based on talent, academics, community and school involvement and coach recommendations.

Lee was the first freshman to make Wheeling's varsity cheerleading team. Also as a freshman, she earned a Universal Cheerleaders Association Gold Ribbon and an invitation to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

As a member of Ace Athletics, Lee is a two-time National Grand Champ and High Point Champ at American Cheer Power Nationals. She is an All-Academic Senior Athlete at Wheeling High School in both girls volleyball and girls gymnastics and a member of the National Honor Society. …