A bright future for shining Sophie


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Senior Sophie Reiter

Samantha Grieb, Website Manager

Known for her bright personality and sweet nature, senior Sophie Reiter is well-known throughout the school. From running for Homecoming during her senior year to her active participation on the cheer teams, Sophie has made her mark at Bellefonte and has had a lasting impact on her peers and teachers.

Sophie is involved in a variety of activities throughout the school, some of which are Class Cabinet, National Honor Society, Student Safety Committee, sideline and competitive cheer, and more. Most notably, Sophie has very fond memories of cheer.

“My favorite memory was probably winning the first game on our brand new football field or going to Nationals in Disney World my sophomore year,” she said.

Sophie also began participating in the Unified Special Olympics bocce ball team during her senior year. The Unified Special Olympics bocce ball team gives opportunity for  collaboration between the Life Skills classroom and other students throughout the building.

“Being a part of the bocce ball team was also a very special experience for me,” Sophie said.

Sophie takes a variety of classes including, but not limited to, Video Production, Medical Terminology, government and others. However, Sophie takes mainly family consumer science classes such as Foods, Parenthood, and Child Development. 

She has also taken various classes with art teacher Mrs. Erin Welsh, who praises Sophie for her “creative, hard-working, and talented” personality.

Sophie has one of the most compassionate and generous spirits I’ve seen in a while.  She is open-minded and kind to all and I believe she values all sorts of people’s perspectives.  She volunteers her time to assist our bocce team and lets those teammates know how much they are valued,” Mrs. Welsh said.

Sophie also participates in Senior Institute, which is a combination art and English class, with a charity project thrown into the mix. She has helped plan the charity event set for April 9 to raise money for Housing Transitions of Centre County.

“One of my favorite classes this year is Senior Institute. We are just a small group of students and we get to do some super cool things and plan awesome events,” Sophie said.

After high school, Sophie is going to attend West Virginia University. Although currently unsure of her major, Sophie has her sights set on either business or marketing. In the end, she hopes to pursue a career in either real estate or interior design.

Sophie’s hardworking personality is sure to help her towards her goal and throughout her college career. Regardless of what path Sophie chooses to take, she will always have the support of her friends and peers around her.

“Sophie has one of the most compassionate and generous spirits I’ve seen in a while. She will be missed next year,” Mrs. Welsh said.