“I remember him showing me a scientific calculator when I was in the third grade. I wish I had gotten the math gene”
Anna graduated with an Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement from LCC this spring, which she earned alongside her high school diploma from Three Rivers Christian School thanks to the Running Start program.
In spite of a full load, Anna’s involvement with her high school has not waned. In addition to taking four classes there this year, she also served as President of the Student Council, Vice President of the Key Club, and played basketball as well. She also found time to hang out with her friends.
Although she struggled initially with English 101 as a new student at LCC, Anna credits Amber Lemiere’s English 102 class with helping her develop the skills needs to conquer any paper. She will attend Seattle Pacific University in the fall and hopes to major in business.
Anna’s grandfather, Loren Claunch, taught at LCC as an adjunct math instructor from the mid-1980’s until his death in 2008. He also taught math at Mark Morris High School. Loren’s death came just 15 days after his wife of 47 years, JoAnne, passed away.
Although she was only in the fourth grade when she lost her grandpa, Anna wishes he had been around to help her with her math homework.
“I remember him showing me a scientific calculator when I was in the third grade. I wish I had gotten the math gene,”
— Anna Claunch