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Five ones to Watch In 2016: Christie Ballew

Jul 30, 2015 09:33AM ● Published by Dia

Everyone knows that Dragons go far. Whether it’s in drama or biology, swimming or history, Carroll students excel in their chosen path. These five incoming seniors have exhibited unmatched potential in achieving their aspirations, showing intelligence, passion and confidence. No one knows where they’ll end up, but one thing is certain: These five students are ones to watch. 

Christie Ballew

Carroll Medical Academy President

ABOUT CHRISTIE: Christie Ballew has always felt a passion for art in her heart. Making art gives her the ability to create and organize her thoughts. Upon taking high school art classes, she realized she never wanted to stop making art.

Art is not Ballew’s only passion; she’s always wanted to be a doctor. She was elected the
Carroll Medical Academy’s (CMA) Student Board President, which keeps her busy organizing CMA events. She’s also a member of National Honor Society (NHS) and Mu Alpha Theta.

Ballew’s art has been exhibited at two VASE State Competitions, where she received the highest award, as well as at Art in the Square and several school shows. Soon, some of her pieces will be permanently showcased at a local pediatric clinic, connecting her two passions.

FAVORITE CLASS: “AP Chemistry,” Ballew says. “In combination with my art class, I felt like I was being challenged at all fronts. AP Chem is often labeled as one of the most difficult high school courses, and I’m happy to have gained the experience from succeeding in a difficult class.”

WHAT OTHERS SAY: “Christie is a dedicated student who understands the exploratory challenge of art,” Art Teacher Eric Horn says. “While [her pieces] are from a personal viewpoint, they allude to situations that are universal. Her work is comfortably accessible and compellingly understandable.”

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