Since she was in fifth grade, Savannah Quick has dreamed of going to Penn State University. Now, that dream is becoming a reality.
Quick was the salutatorian for Northeast High School’s class of 2019. During her time at NHS, Quick was on both the indoor and outdoor track teams, part of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and the communications officer for Students Against Destructive Decisions.
As part of SADD, Quick helped bring public speakers to the school to discuss their life journeys through drug problems and afterward during their recoveries. SADD also helped organize the Haunted House of Addictions and Trunk-or-Treat, Red Ribbon Week and Tobacco-Free Kids Week.
One of Quick’s most beneficial high school experiences was the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils. Through CRASC, a handful of students from the county schools gather to be the representative student body and inform the Board of Education about student concerns.
“It helped me find myself. I found things that I like to do and what my passions were through that,” Quick said. “It definitely helped me solidify that I love helping people, which is what I want to do.”
Now, Quick is turning her attention to PSU. She plans to study forensic biology, and hopes to “solve cases, give families that closure that they want.”
In her spare time, Quick is an avid consumer of “CSI,” “NCIS” and the podcasts “Crime Junkie” and “My Favorite Murder.” With both of her parents working in the medical field, Quick always knew she wanted to follow suit.
“It’s always changed, but it’s always been something that has a medical background in it,” Quick said. “I’ve recently been thinking that after I get this bachelor’s degree, I might consider going to be a coroner, but I’m not positive yet.”
Looking forward to Penn State, Quick said she is excited to see a different part of the world.
“Pasadena will always be my home, but I’m ready to go,” Quick said. “I like that it’s a big school. I like that I’m going to meet new people.”
However, Quick credits her college preparation to Northeast.
“The entire school as a whole is supportive of all the kids that walk in there,” Quick said. “I find myself very fortunate to have gone to that building.”