Nomination from Counselor Dan Bolingbroke
Clara Gerratt is a senior at Burley High School. She is a participant in her school’s clubs including Business Professionals of America (BPA), the National Honors Society, and Leo’s Club, an organization based on service and of which Clara is the president. Clara’s favorite memories of her time in high school include going to the state competitions for Business Professionals of America. She placed fifth and first in two events at state last year and qualified to compete at the National level.
Clara has enjoyed playing tennis at Burley High School the past three years and plans to play again this year.
She is working toward becoming a certified nursing assistant at Cassia Regional Technical Center. She is excited to discover if nursing is the direction she wants to take when choosing her major.
Clara hopes to attend Brigham Young University in Provo next fall and major in the medical field. She is considering many options at this point and hopes to narrow them down before the school year is over.
Clara is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and earned her Young Women’s Recognition Award and her Honor Bee.
Clara has been playing the piano since she was eight. She absolutely loves playing in her home, but not so much in front of others. However, she will play when asked. Clara learned to play the organ a couple of years ago and as a result, she became one of the organists at church.
Clara has been working on her family’s dairy farms since she was young. She assists her dad (a veterinarian) with a variety of jobs every day during the summer, on weekends and on holidays. Her dad really likes the four-day school week.
Clara loves her family and enjoys spending time with her four brothers and her parents. She loves being able to say that she is her parent’s favorite daughter.
"Clara kept pushing forward in spite of that rocky academic start and ended up being one of my strongest writers last year," her English teacher, Becca Tateoka, said. "Our association continues this year as the Leos Club president. Clara has an inquisitive mind and a warm personality. She's easy to talk to and spend time with."