Star Student: Becky Meek

Christina M. Currie

Becky Meek wants to be a teacher, which is probably why she has no concerns about starting school this year as a Moffat County High School freshman.

The 14-year-old enjoys school.

“There’s a lot of stuff to do,” she said. “You learn a lot.”

Meek’s strongest subjects are science and math, and those are the subjects she wants to teach. She’s aiming to be a middle school teacher.

“High school students can easily get out of hand, but I want to teach something a little more advanced then elementary school,” she said. “Teaching is awesome.”

Meek earned a spot on the freshman volleyball team this year, another reason she cited for being excited about the start of school. She thinks her strengths lie in setting, but her friend, Challyn Pfifer, said Meek is a strong server who makes hard serves look effortless.

Pfifer also said Meek talks a lot, but Meek was quick to add, “not in school.”

Volleyball likely will be the only extracurricular activity she involves herself in. In addition to the onslaught of homework she expects, Meek plans to spend a lot of time helping her family paint their house.

She spent part of her summer helping her father replace the shingles on the roof.

Meek has two older sisters and one younger.

“My sisters are all my best friends,” she said, though she admitted she fights with younger sister a little more than she does with the others.

Softball also ranks among Meek’s favorite things to do and she said one of the best moments in her life was tying for first at the Rockies Skills Baseball Challenge held two years ago in Grand Junction.

She went home with a medal.

Pfifer said Meek is a loyal friend with a good sense of humor.

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