The Windham Eagle student of the week is Julia Burns, a 14-year-old who attends Windham High School as a freshman. Although she’s not sure what profession she wants to pursue, she knows she wants to be in Maine.
Julia lives at home with her mom, step-dad and brother. She also sees her dad, who lives in Portland, a lot.
“On one of the first days of school, she helped a student who was extremely anxious find the nurse. She also has helped out with passing student service's passes out as well as continually working on school work and keeping her grades up. She volunteers at Riding to the Top,” said freshman study hall monitor Terri Whyte said. r
“The most important things in my life right now are horses, I devote a lot of my time to being with them and I just love it. Riding takes my mind on things and when we aren’t riding, we are doing so many barn chores and having fun that we don’t have time to think about anything else,” said Julia.
At school she’s most successful in her health/ wellness class and in physical education because she does all her work, turns things in on time and “I try my hardest and I have fun.”
“My learning used to depend intently on the teachers, what they did for the lesson, if they did a lesson, or if they did something fun. What makes learning fun now is my friends, my relationships built with my old friends from back in our middle school days, to my new Raymond friends, everyone just makes this school a fun place to learn, and even though I do socialize a lot, we do always end up with our work done,” Julia said.
In her free time, Julia often hangs out with her friends, or is somewhere fun with her dad. Sometimes she’s out on Peaks Island working with horses and being with her friends that share the same passion she does.
Favorite Movie: Flicka
Favorite Music Group: I like country, trap and some heavy metal
Favorite Holiday: Christmas because there is a lot of family around and I get to spend time with them.
Hobbies and extracurricular activities: I ride horses on Peaks Island and I volunteer at Riding to The Top in Windham, I also love just spending time with my friends