Diana James: a presidential panther

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James skiing at her favorite place, Elk Mountain.

TOWAMENCIN- Two presidencies, two jobs, and both a major and a minor in college; senior Diana James is not afraid to be busy in order to follow all of her passions.

Becoming the president of the ski and board club was an easy decision for James to make. Her love for for skiing made her interested in the club during her sophomore year, and as the years passed she became even more involved and now she stands as the president of the club.

“Two of my older friends were officers, so in my junior year I said that I wanted to be an officer and I became the secretary,” James commented. “I just loved helping out with something I care so much about, so now I’m president!”

They recently took a trip to Canada, and James could not be more thrilled with her experience.

“The Canada trip was so good! One of the best weekend’s of my life,” James gushed.

Not only is James the president of the ski and board club, but she is also the president of the Spanish Honor Society. She helps with tutoring Hispanic students at North Penn and leads their meetings. Just like with the ski and board club, James got involved in the club through her close friends.

“Last year my best friend Liv Follis was president so I wanted to follow in her footsteps since I heard it was so fun,” James explained.

It was no surprise to hear that James’s favorite class here at the high school is Spanish due to her presidency, but she also has strong passion for her ceramics class.

“I love ceramics! 10/10 would recommend, it is so relaxing!” James declared.

Outside of school, James still likes to be involved every chance she gets. She is involved in her church, and loves going on mission trips, retreats, and participating in her youth group.

James also has played soccer for her entire life, and continues to play during her senior year. She currently plays for the Buckingham United soccer team and has a blast every time she steps out on the field.

James continues to keep herself busy with two jobs: at Spring Mountain as a ski instructor and at the ice cream shop of Freddy Hill, where she continues to make friends and connections she hope will last a long time.

As far as her future is concerned, James has a decent idea of what is to come. She has already committed to University of Pittsburgh and cannot wait for this next step in her life as a Global Management major with a minor in Spanish. Studying both of her passions is extremely important to her.

“I kind of just fell in love with Pitt after visiting, and I think they have a great program for my interests,” James explained.

James is prepared for this next chapter in life, and her many interests are sure to translate well to a college setting. Despite being top-dog this year, this dual-president is ready to be a freshman again.