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All-Star Student: Lackland ISD student leading with a positive, go-getter attitude

Stacey High School senior Lauren Sawvel is a KENS 5 All-Star Student.

SAN ANTONIO — A Lackland ISD student is leading by example and showing her classmates what it takes to be a standout on the path to success.

It’s easy to see why Lauren Sawvel was voted by her classmates as the student “Who’s Most Likely to Brighten your Day.”

“She's always got a smile on her face and she's always lighting up the room,” said Virginia Allred Stacey High School Principal, Hunter Shelby. 

Sawvel is a senior at Stacy HS, and grew up in a military environment.

Hunter said Lauren goes out of her way to help new students when they arrive on campus.

“We have a lot of turnover with students coming and going, and so she always manages to make new students feel welcome,” said Shelby.

“I think growing up in the military has really pushed me to make an impact on community and give back,” said Lauren.

Lauren excels in the classroom, and is involved in many school activities like National Honor Society, Student Council, Band, and Track/Cross Country.

“She really does a great job managing all her priorities and all her school work, and she manages to get it done time and time again,” said Shelby.

Lauren is also a dedicated member on the school’s all-girl, award-winning Cybersecurity team.

“She’s a leader by example,” said teacher Russell Keller.

Keller said Lauren’s determination to succeed, and her positive outlook makes her a role model for her classmates.

 “She's always in a good mood,” said Keller. “She brightens everyone’s day just by setting a an example, just by being pleasant, and keeping an even keel.”

Lauren said the positive, go-getter attitude comes from growing up in a military family.

“Being a military child has allowed me to grow and develop a lot, and seek every opportunity that I can,” said Lauren.

Lauren is showing her classmates that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

“Don't be afraid to conquer a challenge and just be that impact in other people's lives,” said Lauren.

Those are just a few reasons why Lauren Sawvel is a KENS5 All-Star Student.

Regina Espree with the UPS Store on Lackland Air Force Base presented Lauren with the All-Star Award.

“May this be only one of your future accolades,” said Espree.

After graduation, Lauren plans to study Cybersecurity and follow in her father’s footsteps and enlist in the U.S. Air Force.

“I want to be a part of that change in our society. I want to be part of the front line,” said Lauren.