Pocahontas County High School junior Carlie Ervine was selected as Student of the Month for November by members of the faculty.
Ervine balances her school work, athletics and part-time job by staying focused on the task at-hand and utilizing good time management.
“I work and have school, and I’m a student leader of the group Lead On which is starting here, and so I had to learn time management skills really fast,” Ervine said. “There are times I just want to lay down and sleep for hours upon hours, but I just can’t do it.”
Her hard work has paid off. Ervine has straight As in school thus far and was one point from making it to national as an individual competitor in archery last year. Archery is Ervine’s sport of choice, in part because it is a family tradition.
“My great-grandmother won nationals and then my dad and his parents, and all of them shot, so me and my brother are trying to keep it going,” she said.
Ervine is also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the Rotary Club, Spanish Club and is junior class treasurer.
As a junior, Ervine is beginning the search for a college and career, but hasn’t found anything that truly stands out to her.
“I’m still looking at things,” she said. “I like to read. Everyone’s like ‘you’d be such a great teacher,’ and I’m like, ‘maybe,’” she said. “I just have to check things out. I haven’t really figured out what I want to do. I’d like to stay in West Virginia, though.”
For the time being, Ervine is proud to be a Warrior and is focused on representing her school properly.
“Whenever I think about being a Warrior, I mainly think about just representing our school – being a Warrior is working hard, fighting for what you believe in and just always trying your best.”