This week we recognize Mia Thurow as our Superhero of the Week.
Mia holds a 4.0 GPA and is a Valedictorian of her class at Lake Country Lutheran. She thoroughly enjoys school and has taken numerous AP classes and college dual credit Spanish classes during her four years of high school. She is extremely excited to attend Marquette University in the fall where she plans to major in Journalism and Spanish, with a minor in Digital Media. While in college, she hopes to join many organizations, study abroad, remain involved in community-based volunteer work, and pursue a career in bilingual sports reporting.
Mia’s passion for journalism led her to help pioneer Lake Country Lutheran’s very first sports reporting team, in which she has now held a leadership position for four years. She conducts interviews with players and coaches, writes articles for the Lightning Athletics website, runs a social media page, and even occasionally takes photos at sporting events.
Besides frontrunning the sports reporting team, Mia stays very involved at school. She holds the title of Social Media Intern at Lake Country Lutheran, running Instagram pages and creating digital content for the Yearbook, Student Council, National Honor Society, and Lightning Athletics. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook, and has a seat on the executive boards of Student Council and National Honor Society. Mia has been on the Track and Field team as a thrower since her sophomore year of high school, where she has earned a varsity letter every season. Every so often at her school’s morning chapel services, she plays guitar for the praise band.
Another one of Mia’s greatest passions is community service. She has been a regular member of National Honor Society for two years, where she has served well over 20 independent volunteer hours per school year. She has also been selected as a discussion leader for theological youth organizations such as LEAD (a Lutheran middle school program) and LIFT (Lake Country Lutheran’s program). Aside from tutoring and helping at school events to earn National Honor Society hours, Mia volunteers at Bethany Lutheran Church in Milwaukee as often as she gets the chance because of the wonderful individuals in that community.
Mia works at a local hardware store when not participating in school activities. She also loves hanging out with her friends and family, watching and going to sporting events, and exploring places in downtown Milwaukee. She is very thankful to all of her teachers, friends, and coaches at Lake Country Lutheran for offering her the opportunities they do. She would like to give a very special thanks to Dr. Baganz for nominating her for this award.