Meet Margaret Scott

Margaret Scott

By Joan Frances | Photos by Carol Scott –

As a senior at Clements High School, Margaret Scott has achieved success in every aspect of her high school career. From academics to sports to extracurricular activities, Margaret has acquired the fortitude to impact her world in the future.

Margaret has taken Advanced Placement classes throughout her years at Clements. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Club. She has earned the Academic Excellence Award every year and earned third place in Level 4 Mythology in Area Latin Competition.

Margaret’s favorite teacher is her Forensic Science teacher Ms. Christina Lyman. “She always puts 100% effort into the class and really has a passion for the subject,” said Margaret. “It’s so much easier to be interested in what you are learning when the teacher is interested in it, too. Ms. Lyman is also great at giving advice on pretty much everything. I can go to her for anything from TV show suggestions or to help with a job interview.”

Margaret was a member of cross-country, track and field, pole vault, and basketball teams, and she is a Black Belt in karate. However, her forte is swimming and diving. This year, she is captain of the dive team. “My junior year, I was the only participant in my school’s diving team. I had to compete alone in meets and practice by myself. This year, the diving team got five new members, and I was made the captain of the team. Once I taught the new members the basics of diving, they started to catch on quickly. It was so fulfilling to see them nail a dive they had been struggling with for a while. By the end of the season, we had three people who qualified for Regionals. I was proud of my team and how far they had come in such a short time. I will always treasure the time I spent on the swimming and diving teams. When I was having a tough times, they always cheered me up and motivated me to do better. It sounds crazy, but I’ll even miss the 6 am morning practices. There’s a certain camaraderie that forms from jumping into a cold pool before dawn each morning.”

In addition to her commitment to academics and sports, Margaret is a member of the Youth Expanding Services Program. She completed over 100 hours of service for the school and community. She was engaged in everything from volunteering at carnivals to addressing envelopes to assisting participants in Special Olympics. One value Margaret lives by is faith. “I live my life based on the values in the Bible, and every day I try to live by the golden rule: treat others as you would want to be treated. Matthew 7:7-12 said, ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. So, in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.’”

Last summer, Margaret was a counselor at Camp Allen. Her duties included leading 12 campers through various activities, around the clock responsibilities, and ensuring a safe and fun experience for all.

After she graduates, Margaret will attend Oklahoma State University in the fall and will major in Biology. Congratulations on your extensive accomplishments and leadership skills. Thank you for your faith and generous heart, and good luck as you take the next step to an exciting future.