October 21, 2010
Charlottesville High School senior Olivia Allen is this week's selection for Burger King Student Athlete of the Week.
Allen is a captain for the CHS cross country team this season and she is in the top three for the third straight year. While some students just run to get in shape, Allen says she does it for the love of the sport. She also runs indoor track and plays lacrosse.
Allen is also a leader in the classroom. She currently ranks in the top 20 of her senior class with a 4.24 GPA and takes a demanding load of AP courses. School is very important to Allen, but she says that doing well in school is about much more than getting good grades. Learning the material is of the utmost importance to Allen, and she enjoys taking classes that are interesting and challenging.
In addition to succeeding in academics and athletics, Allen also serves as the editor in chief of her school paper. She also plays violin for the string ensemble at CHS.
Allen is undecided on where she wants to attend college next year, but is considering a career in surgery.