High School: Top 5% of graduating class … three-time varsity volleyball member … volleyball captain senior year (League Championship, Second All-League Team, All-Academic Team, ISF Character Award) … travel volleyball for Tsunami Volleyball Club all four years … associated student body appointee ... National Honor Society member … two-time varsity softball player (MVP, Captains Award, and Top All-League Player) … Nordstrom’s BP Fashion Board sophomore and junior years … Rotary Exchange Student in Hungary during Summer of 2014 … worked in Parks and Recreation at local community center as early childhood counselor … prior member of Young Life and Christ Church Youth Group.
Personal: Claire Leah Wood Helmers … daughter of Scott Helmers and Robin Wood … born October 19, 1997… majoring in chemical engineering.
Why I chose Bucknell: “When I stepped on the campus during my first visit in June of 2014, I had an immediate connection. I was drawn to the colonial architecture, beauty of the surrounding town, and the sense of happiness I felt being on campus. The vibe of the campus and the students I met as I toured only reaffirmed my initial impression. The students were friendly and had a strong sense of community and school spirit, all qualities I want in my college experience. Bucknell University has a highly ranked engineering program, which is the subject I wish to major in. The size and quality of the University will give me the academic rigor I desire in the environment I have always envisioned for my college years.”