Queen Caroline Ahrends

Queen Caroline Ahrends of Lincoln daughter of Marty Orris and Les Ahrends.

Queen Caroline is a freshman at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Spanish. She would like to teach in a bilingual elementary classroom and help all students improve their literacy skills.

Queen Caroline’s Activities Include:
-Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team member; States 4-H International Exchanges to Japan and Costa Rica; Chester 4-H Club and teen teacher for Logan County Cloverbud, STEAM and Jr. Chef Cooking camps.
– Zion Lutheran Church and youth group
– Mission team to Pignon, Haiti to teach the game of soccer to girls and help with eye clinics.
– LCHS Marching Railers, madigral band and concert bands
– LCHS Choir, Good News Choir & starred as Lucy in “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”
– LCHS varsity Lady Railer Soccer and varsity Cross Country teams
– President of LEAF Club and Future Business Leaders of America
– Student Government — 4 years

Queen Caroline’s Special Honors are:
– Illinois Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish
– Illinois Music Educators State Honor Band and Patrick Gilmore Award for dedication
– Various LCHS Soccer and Cross Country awards including Hustle, Midfielder, Team Captain and Apollo Conference All Academic Team
– Numerous scholarships including the Illinois 4-H Citizenship and Global Living Award, Lucille Flick Larson Trust for Educators, and LCHS Foundation Scholarship
– 2-year National Honor Society member