Gabriella Chambers, a sophomore at Noblesville High School, enjoys the hard work and camaraderie that makes any team successful.
She believes such attributes have greatly helped her school’s swim team.
“On the swim team, I like all of the people, and how we connect as a team,” Chambers says. “I love how hard we work every day to improve. We push each other to be great, and support everyone equally.”
Chambers, an honor student, also works hard in the classroom to achieve her academic goals.
“My favorite classes are algebra, chemistry and world history,” she says. “I was in National Junior Honor Society, and I’m looking forward to National Honor Society in eleventh grade – unless the school opens it to freshman and sophomores.”
Chambers looks forward to learning something new all the time.
“I enjoy learning to work with others and developing new skills, such as business skills and marketing,” she says. “With every lesson we learn, we always have fun, but we take it seriously and gain knowledge.”
Chambers is also active in the Girl Scouts. She is working toward a Girl Scout Gold Award with a project called Helping Bluebirds.
“I want to be a veterinarian, because I want to help animals,” Chambers says. “I chose eastern bluebirds because I enjoy watching them, and decided to find a way to put up more birdhouses around the community. Predators are threatening their existence. By putting up more birdhouses, it will help to improve the population.”
Chambers is also helping to improve mental health for Noblesville residents.
“Watching birds is good for mental health, and it adds a little bit of positivity that we could all use right now,” Chambers says. “I will be installing 38 or more birdhouses around the community, and plan to get more with any additional donations. This should help the bluebird population over the next several years.”
Chambers has launched a GoFundMe campaign, and is seeking support for her Gold Award, which benefits the Noblesville community.
“I set up the GoFundMe page so that I could purchase bluebird houses, supplies and binoculars, and have posters made,” Chambers says. “Cool Creek Park has agreed to accept a bird chart and binoculars for bird watching at the park, and the Noblesville library has agreed to put a birdhouse, poster and birdhouse information in the children’s area. If there are any funds remaining after buying as many birdhouses as possible, the remainder will be donated to the local Audubon Society.”
Chambers loves working with animals and staying involved in school activities.
“I was in the Paws Club, which worked with the Humane Society,” says Chambers, who plans to attend the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. “I was also in the concert band, and I played the clarinet.”
Chambers loves Noblesville.
“It is a very nice place to live in,” she says. “I love the parks and the free concerts, and the bike trails. I like how the people in Noblesville are very friendly.”
To support the Helping Bluebirds project, visit gf.me/u/ycc22q.