The Little Falls PEO women’s groups have chosen Brooke Finch as the January Girl of the Month for the Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS). Finch, a senior who lives outside Little Falls with her parents, David and Tara Finch, enjoys spending her free time reading, watching movies with friends and weightlifting.
Finch’s energy and commitment to her studies landed her in the Honor Society her junior year. This honor is backed by her achievements in collegiate level courses as well as her dedication to all of her classes.
Lynn Gwost, chair of the English Department at LFCHS, said she appreciates Finch’s contributions to class discussions.
Not only that, Gwost said it is Finch’s ability to “balance a serious approach to learning with an energetic desire to have fun, while incorporating goal setting skills that really is so impressive and which will assure her much success in her future endeavors.”
Math teacher Steve Wilger seconds that praise. He said Finch was “a stand out” in his pre-calculus class as a junior and continues to shine this year in calculus. In his words, Finch “is truly a mathematician.” So much so, he said, that when grading tests he could recognize her submissions by the “well laid out, neat work.”
Finch also shines outside the classroom, assisting at the Healthy Blends Fit Camp as well as at the LFCHS blood drive.
She has played both volleyball and basketball for all four years of high school, earning the attitude award while at the Nebraska team volleyball camp. In this, her senior volleyball year, Finch has been named best defensive player, All-Conference Honorable Mention as well as being named to the All-Conference Academic Team.
Because she still found free time, she also played on the softball team and took part in Link Crew, Student Council, Prom Committee and Math League.
Finch is applying to St. Thomas University with an eye to a future in medicine.