Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Bailey Granger

by Becca Bruss - Teen Reporter

Bailey Granger is a 17-year-old (who turned 18 on May 9) senior who attends New Lisbon High School. The person who told me about Bailey stated, “She's a CNA at Crest View, a lifeguard at NL pool, she's so great with old and young!” They finished by saying; “She is kind, thoughtful, she stays out of trouble and flies under the radar most of the time.”

I asked Bailey about the clubs she is apart of and the volunteering she does; she told me, “I've been apart of GIVE (Getting Involved through Volunteer Experiences) for four years as a member, and this year I ran for president. I taught a St.Paul's Catholic Church Catechism second grade class the last two years, and I've also been in FBLA the last three years. I have also been a student council member for three years, and this year, I am the 2018 class treasurer.” Bailey also added that she has acquired 250 hours of community service through her high school career.

I asked Bailey to tell me more about GIVE, FBLA, and about student council. She replied, “In GIVE, we host an annual dodgeball tournament to raise money to donate to a charity of the winning teams choice. FBLA is Future Business Leaders of America, I'm just a member, but this past Tuesday (May 8th), a group of us members went to the Brewer game in Milwaukee. And, as a student council, we got spring fling week and homecoming week. We do dress up days, lunch hour activities, pep rallies and also teach in the elementary about a character trait each month.”

Bailey also told me, “Sports are a big part of who I am. I played volleyball and ran in track for all four years and played basketball for three. I received the Scenic Bluff Sportsmanship Award for all three sports.” I questioned Bailey on which one she enjoyed the most and why. Bailey responded, “Track is my favorite sport. I love the family we have created within the team. Our coach has made that a priority—to create a family, not just a team. We have such a great support system.”

I finished by asking Bailey about her CNA job and what got her interested in it, “For as long as I can remember, I have known what I wanted to do with my life. Caring for people has always a passion of mine, and the medical profession has been my calling. My dream is to become a pediatric oncology nurse. After high school, I will attend Western Technical College advance my education and pursue this dream. After obtaining an associate in nursing, I plan to continue my studies at a four-year university.”

She ended by saying “I absolutely love my CNA job at Crest View Nursing Home. I love the residents. I also love lifeguarding in the summer months at our local pool in New Lisbon. I teach level 2 swimming lessons. I guess you could say I love children!”

Editor’s Note: Becca is always on the search for amazing young people in our community

here in Juneau County. If you know of an outstanding young person who is rarely in the spotlight

and is someone people should know, please contact Becca through us at The Messenger.

You can send an email to: themessenger@centurytel.net.