Teen of the Week: Sherrard wants to pursue career in physical therapy

Nicole Sherrard, a senior at Williamstown High School, is this week’s Teen of the Week. (Photo Provided)

WILLIAMSTOWN — Seventeen-year-old Nicole Sherrard loves service to her community and athletics and hopes to make physical therapy her career.

Sherrard is a senior at Williamstown High School and says she hopes to attend The Ohio State University after graduation.

“I will be majoring in Health Sciences and Rehabilitation to eventually become a Doctor of Physical Therapy,” she said.

Sherrard said she is active both with athletics and community service programs.

“I am heavily involved with competitive cheerleading. This is my seventh season cheering for Ohio Valley All-Stars in Parkersburg,” she said. “I have many other hobbies in my free time, including helping coach a special needs cheerleading team at OVA, volunteering at my local Humane Society in Marietta, and competing in pageants.”

Seventeen-year-old Nicole Sherrard has been active with competitive cheerleading through Ohio Valley All-Stars. This marked her seventh season with the group. (Photo Provided)

Sherrard said she hopes to take that love of pageants to the next level this fall.

“In October I plan on chasing a dream of mine to compete to become the next Miss West Virginia Teen USA,” she said.

Sherrard also volunteers with several area charities.

“I am involved with organizations I am passionate about, including Toys for Tots Program, March of Dimes and the American Red Cross,” she said.

Academically, Sherrard maintains a 4.0 grade point average and has consistently been on the honor roll. She takes college classes at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

“In 11th grade, I was inducted into the National Honor Society of High Scholars,” she said.

Sherrard said strong educators have helped her be successful.

“Someone who is an inspiration to me is my current math teacher , Mrs. Kimberley Lee,” Sherrard said. “She goes above and beyond every single day to make sure every student succeeds and understands and never gives up until this happens.”

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