Elizabeth Joy Cochran

Elizabeth Joy Cochran is a Senior at Crockett High School in Crockett, Texas. Over the past four years, she has been actively involved in numerous activities and received recognition for her outstanding achievements. She has consistently made the All "A" Honor Roll; has been named Highest Ranking Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior; and has received the State Board of Education Top 5 Excellence Award. She won Best of Show for her artwork at the 2003 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. She was a member of the 2000-2001 Academic Decathlon Team. She has been an active member of the National Honor Society for the past three years, a member of Christians in Action for the past four years, and a member of the Spanish Club for the past year. In 2001 she competed in UIL Current Events and in 2003 she competed in UIL Science. Her Junior year, she was selected to be a member of the ground crew in the Texas Fly High Program; through this program, NASA has given high school students the opportunity to design and test experiments by flying them on a KC135 rocket in Houston, Texas. Not only has she been involved in academics, but she has also participated in athletics. She has been on the Varsity softball team since her Freshman year and the cross country team since her Junior year. She competed at the regional powerlifting meet her Sophomore year and won 5th place in her division. This past spring she ran the 3200 meter run in track. In previous years, Elizabeth was the secretary and treasure of Venture Crew 402 and the program vice-president of Venture Crew 419. Additionally, she enjoys babysitting and working with children. She has been a Cub Scout Day Camp volunteer and a Vacation Bible School worker. She is actively involved at First Baptist Church, Crockett, where she has been a member of the youth group and Sunday school, has sung in the youth choir, and has taught Children's Church on Sunday mornings. In her spare time, Elizabeth also enjoys playing the piano and the guitar as well as SCUBA diving and lifeguarding. This coming fall, she will attend Texas A&M University on a McFadden Scholarship from the university where she will pursue a degree in Nuclear Engineering.