September 26, 2013

OHS student has abundance of positivity

The Oskaloosa Herald

OSKALOOSA — Her positive attitude is well known at Oskaloosa High School.

Leah Anderson, a senior at OHS, was recently voted on to the 2013 Homecoming Court by her fellow students.

Betty Ann Latchaw, an OHS teacher who instructs Leah in the Life Skills program, said she was proud of the senior class for voting to put Leah on the Homecoming Court.

Leah’s father, Jim Anderson, said he was excited about the fact that Leah’s peers would pick her to be on Homecoming Court.

Latchaw noted Leah’s positive attitude and said she remains that way, no matter what.

“She has a very positive outlook on life,” Latchaw said, adding that Leah has a very kind heart.

Latchaw went on to say that, between classes, Leah says “hello” to friends and wishes them well.

Jim said Leah has always been a very outgoing person and that she enjoys helping people.

When asked about how she felt about being on the Homecoming Court, Leah said it was “fun.” Leah also said she liked participating in the dress up theme days during Homecoming Week, including “Pajama Day.”

Outside of school, Leah said she enjoys watching TV and movies, as well as going to the library. Latchaw also noted Leah’s participation in the Special Olympics each year in Dubuque.

The 2013 Homecoming Parade will begin tonight at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by the Homecoming King and Queen Coronation at the Community Stadium at around 7:30 p.m.