Classroom Champions: Troy's Jodie Finch

At first glance, it seems like Troy senior Jodie Finch can do it all.

"She's leading the volleyball team, she's a drum major, she won homecoming queen," said Troy Volleyball Coach Rachel Melancon.

And at second glance, it's easy to see that she can. Jodie plays volleyball, basketball, golf and high jumps for the Trojans. She's also ranked ninth in her class.

"I feel like I'm a hard worker in everything that I do. I try to push myself to do the best that I can do and be a positive influence for others," said Jodie.

Troy English Teacher Amber Guin agrees.

"I think Jodie is one of the most well-rounded kids that I've ever had the pleasure of being able to teach. She's one who I guess you could kind of say is renaissance woman"

Jodie is also musically inclined, and when she's not drumming in the Trojan band, she's playing guitar in her church's praise band. And that's no surprise, considering how important her faith is to her.

"It is paramount in my life. So everything I've accomplished through high school, is because of God."

When she's all done at Troy, Jodie wants to go to Tarleton State and major in Biomedical Science. Until then, there's no doubt she'll continue to be role model for those at Troy High School.

"Little girls look up to her. And I think at the same time, she knows that, and she's willing to be that role model," said Melancon.

And Jodie does her best to be someone that those around her can look up to.

"I know that with every action, everyone is watching. So everything I'm doing needs to be positive."