Avery Atkins Aspires for Greatness


Dwayne Johnson once said, Put in the work, put in the hours and take what’s ours which is what Avery Atkins class of ‘22, has exemplified over her four years at Menchville. Atkins is involved in numerous leadership positions in her extracurricular activities including serving as the President of the National Honor Society and the Vice President of the SCA. As well, she is a member of the Spanish Honor Society, Yearbook Club, and is the social chair of the show choir. Atkins’ continued involvement in the school has conveyed why she is an exemplary student at Menchville.

Avery has been singing since her freshman year and has been elected as the social chair in the show for this school year. As the social chair, she helps run the social media pages and social events for the group. She said she joined because it gave her a way to express herself “artistically at school” and because she saw many groups before her perform which made her become “very interested.” Atkins enjoys the competition aspect of show choir because it gives her the opportunity to display the show they worked so hard on.

Atkins has developed a close relationship with Mrs. Jarrett, the show choir director, during her time in show choir. She said that she admires Mrs. Jarrett because she “does a lot for not only her choir classes but the school and student body as a whole especially during these challenging times.” In her sophomore year, Atkins travelled to Connecticut with the choir where they were awarded first place for vocals, choreo, and band. She encourages students and parents to attend the Choir Christmas Concert on Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 at 7:00PM in the Menchville auditorium.

Throughout her years in high school, Avery said that her mom has inspired her because “she can face a lot of stressors as a teacher, especially during COVID, she still manages to devote everything to her students and give it her all.”

Atkins said students should “really value the experiences you have with your group in your activities because when you look back they are really the most fun experiences of high school.” She advises students to not “get too worked up” over a certain grade or a certain assignment because one will always have the opportunity to improve, show their worth, and reach greatness, a score is not going to determine those aspects. 

Avery plans to attend a four year university and then attend P.A. school in order to become a physician assistant. She was recently selected as one of the outstanding women at Menchville for a scholarship foundation called P.E.O. (Professional Employer Organization) and was awarded first place for her essay on the importance of technology for NNPS. Avery Atkins has represented Menchville with excellence and continues to impact her school and community through her continued involvement.