Student Spotlight: Abby Pittman
Writer / Matt Keating
Abby Pittman, a senior at Noblesville High School (NHS), believes serving as the school’s student body president has helped her learn leadership qualities that will help her for a lifetime.
“I am honored to be able to represent my school, and I enjoy planning events for students and staff, as well as gaining a better understanding of school events and operations,” Pittman says. “I enjoy working to better my school with a great team.”
Pittman has been actively involved in school government leadership throughout her high school career.
“I have been in student government during all four years of high school,” Pittman says. “I was the freshman, sophomore and junior class president, and this year I serve as student body president. I have been a very active member and have held positions such as head of numerous committees for homecoming.”
Pittman was also head of prom planning last year, and homecoming planning this year.
“I also worked as project leader on the opening of the courtyard at NHS,” Pittman says.
Pittman is also involved in many of the school’s numerous clubs and organizations.
“I am a member of student government, the principal’s advisory council, Peer Cell, and Miller mentors,” Pittman says. “Peer Cell stands for caring through empathy, listening and linking. It is an organization of nominated students that received training in mental health support and strategies to aid and assist fellow students. It was about six weeks of training modules about different topics and how to help students in our school. The group also aimed to reduce the stigma around mental health.”
Pittman also enjoyed being a part of the school’s Young Life program.
“Young Life is a Christian ministry that works to support and lead students around the world,” she says. “I have been an active member of Young Life for the last six years, and I am now one of the Young Life interns through the internship program at Noblesville High School. Young Life works to provide a space of safety and fun for students. Young Life also has summer camps and a large network of locations internationally. Over the summer I attend camp as a camper and as a WyldLife counselor. I spent two weeks as a member of the volunteer work crew as well.”
“Wyldlife is the middle-school branch of Young Life that works to accomplish the same mission as Young Life, but aimed at middle schoolers rather than high schoolers,” she continues. “This school year is my second year as a volunteer WyldLife leader in Noblesville, but I was also a student at WyldLife during middle school.”
Pittman also participates in NHS Unified Track, Unified Flag Football and Conservation Club.
In addition to school activities, Pittman also finds a lot of time to get involved with various organizations in the community.
“I’m involved with the Noblesville Mayor’s Youth Council, and Stone Soup Children’s Theater, where I’m an assistant director,” she says.
Pittman is excited about her educational future. “I am hoping to major in environmental sciences or urban planning, and I am still undecided on my school choice,” Pittman says.
Pittman would like to continue helping people in whatever future path she decides to follow.
“I am very grateful to have been a member of the student government over the last four years, and I have enjoyed my experience immensely,” Pittman says.” I hope to be able to continue my passion for community service in the future. Go Millers!”
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