Student of the Week: Sharise Riether

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Sharise Riether, a 16-year-old sophomore from Cornerstone Christian School, is Shelby County Reporter Student of the Week.

Counselor Cyndi Sims selected her for the honor.

English teacher Diane Webb said, &8220;Sharise is an excellent example of a Christian young lady. She is well liked and involved in many areas of our school. She has a gentle spirit that shows the joy of Christ in her heart.&8221;

Sharise is the daughter of Kelly and Roger Riether. She has one brother, Sterling, age 11, and one sister Serenity, age 19. She is the granddaughter of Trisha and Larry Anderson and Gail Riether.

Sharise said her favorite subject in school is math. She said that&8217;s because she understands math and, &8220;My brain works logically and it just fits into place.&8221;

She said her favorite teacher, however, is her English teacher, Webb. Sharise said, &8220;She&8217;s very lenient. If you don&8217;t understand something, she makes it easy and helps you out.&8221;

Sharise enjoys ballet and cheerleading. She was a finalist in the Junior Beta Club talent competition at the state conference in Montgomery. She won $100 in the University of Alabama&8217;s Humanities Essay Contest for an essay on &8220;To Kill A Mockingbird.&8221;

She won a superior rating in the Association of Christian Schools International for an essay, as well.

Sharise is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society.

She is a Bible Bowl participant, volunteers with the Special Olympics and with the Ronald McDonald House and the Atlanta Processing Center for Operation Christmas Child.

Sharise said Jesus Christ is her favorite superhero, &8220;Because he&8217;s always with me. His life is one of my goals… to be like him. He&8217;s my Lord and Savior.&8221;

As to the future, Sharise said he wants to be a missionary and go to law school.

She said she would like to do mission work in Africa. But if she returns to the states, would want to become a lawyer.

Among schools of her choice, she&8217;s considering Harvard