Senior Spotlight: Claire Palmer


photo by Rachel Heidrick

Claire Palmer transferred to Meridian High School during the second semester of freshman year.

Claire Alexus Palmer was born on Sept. 17, 2001, in Urbana, Il., to Aliza Palmer and Doug Palmer (wife Samantha Palmer). She has a seven-year-old sister name Maxine Palmer.

Palmer plans to attend Richland Community College to study business. She has not decided what she specifically wants to do in business, but she does think she would like to own her own business at some point in her life.

Palmer transferred to Meridian High School in freshman year and has participated in drama club for four years, yearbook club for two years, and cheerleading for two years. In her spare time away from school, Palmer has been a receptionist at Imboden Creek Gardens for a little over three years.

Palmer looks forward to having a job and a happy family in the future. However, she will miss her friends because most of them are going to different places so it will be hard to not see them all of the time.

A memory from Meridian that sticks with Palmer is when the high school drama club put on the production of Mamma Mia last year. She said the process was long and took a lot of practice, but she could not have asked for a better cast and crew to do the show with. In Urbana, Palmer remembers a really cool teacher that she had. He was laid back and would joke around a lot. He would always make the class try to laugh, and one day there was a party and he announced that he would give the class 20 extra credit points if they ate a sardine on a chocolate chip cookie. Now Palmer did not eat the sardine cookie, however, she thought it was really funny when the other students tried it.

Palmer would like her fellow classmates to know, even though this is not how you planned your senior year would go, you should try to make the best out of the situation.