Greer exemplifies the qualities of the all-around student at Lakeside High School and is well-deserving of this award.
An honor student who participated in numerous activities, Greer's experiences in high school were shaped by her desire to help others. She was heavily involved in community service work both in and out of Lakeside High School, and states that "volunteering became therapeutic to me." She was honored with the Senior Superlative of Most Involved in the LHS Class of 2014. One of the biggest highlights of Greer’s volunteer work was a mission trip to Costa Rica in the summer of her junior year. The mission team worked in a very poor community building a drainage system, delivering food to needy families and doing craft activities with children at the community center. The experience changed Greer's priorities and spiritual strength and she realized that she could affect the world. Her other community service work included volunteer work through the LHS National Honor Society, Beta Club, Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and Key Club. In addition, Greer actively participated in mission work with her church youth group and volunteered at local elementary schools.
During her four years at Lakeside, Greer was involved in many academic, community service, sports and arts activities and clubs. She was a member of the National Honor Society (11th, 12th) and also on the Academic Honor Roll. Greer was in the Beta Club (10th, 11th, 12th), the Spanish Honor Society (10th, 11th, 12th) and the Tri-M Music Honor Society (11th, 12th). In addition, she was active in Key Club all four years of high school (Treasurer, 11th and Co-President, 12th), Student Government Association (Secretary 9th, Co-Executive Secretary 12th), the Latin Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Greer was a member of the Swim Team, receiving a letter all four years as well as being named Team Captain her senior year. She also received the Cheerleader Award (10th), the Coaches Award (11th, 12th) and was an Academic All American (12th). Other activities included the LHS Chorus (9th -12th), Advanced Women's Chorus (9th, 10th), Advanced Mixed Chorus (11th, 12th); participation in drama productions of Music Man,Bye Bye Birdie, and Shrek the Musical. Greer was a member of the Miss Lakeside Dance Troup (9th – 11th) and a Miss Lakeside Contestant (12th).
Outside of the halls of Lakeside, Greer took piano lessons for 11 years (receiving a Superior Plus rating at the National Piano Guild for 8 years), dance lessons for 12 years (Troupe/Company member for 2 years), and swam in her community swim league for 15 years as an A-team swimmer. She also was a participant in Young Life (9th through 12th) and her church youth group (9th -12th).
In the fall, Greer will be attending Georgia College & State University and sees herself pursuing a career in a profession helping others. Receiving the Joseph P. Reed Alumni Scholarship is very special for Greer as Joe Reed was both her elementary and high school principal and she considers him a role model.