Teen of the Week: Fauber dreams of travel
WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown High School senior Susan Fauber is searching the horizon for her next big adventure.
The 17-year-old is still figuring out where life will take her after graduation, but she knows one thing for certain: “I love traveling,” she said. “I’m not really sure about a career or a college, but I definitely want to go to college. That’s my goal right now. I plan on figuring things out when I get there. I definitely want to travel while I’m in college.”
Fauber said she has been to Rome and other European countries, and hopes to see more of the world in the coming years.
“I went on a trip to France when I was 11, and that was just such a different experience,” she said. “To be somewhere older than America, to be able to see the history in the streets and hear the different languages: I want to do more of that.”
Fauber excels at academics and belongs to numerous clubs and school organizations. She is president of the WHS Key Club and often works on projects in conjunction with the Parkersburg High School and Parkersburg South High School Key Clubs.
She is the field commander of the WHS Marching Band.
“I’ve been in band since fifth grade and in marching band since ninth grade,” she said. “I play the clarinet, the tenor saxophone, and I’m trying to play the flute.”
Fauber also is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, is a member of the school’s Quiz Bowl team, is vice president of National Honor Society and plays tennis.
“It’s very busy,” she said. “I like to keep it busy.”
Fauber said her mother is a constant source of inspiration and guidance.
“We have a lot of the same interests, like traveling. She helps me with ideas for Key Club,” Fauber said. “She definitely helps me a lot. She keeps me on track.”
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