High School Hero - 9/17

Christina Shaw leads 170 people at one time. The Nacogdoches High School drum major knows if she messes up those who rely on her example could falter too. A similar analogy can be drawn by how Christina lives her life.

"I try to encourage everybody else, not only in the band hall, but also at my church. The young people all look up at me," said Christina.

The honor student is a member of the Student Council, the Key Club, president of a health club and listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students.

Christina's leadership style is to set by example. "I just try to make sure my part is done, so everybody else can see - 'well, Christina is getting it done, so I'll step up to the plate and do it'," Christina said.

With an attitude like that Christina is certain not to miss a beat on the field or in life.