Haley Nelson


Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

Haley Nelson is a hard-working freshman who is excited about all things life-science and animal related. She is involved in the school community as well as things outside of the school walls. Below are a few questions that I asked her so you can get to know her better!


Q: How has your freshman year been?

A:The teachers are passionate about what and how they teach and are always open to helping you understand something if you’re having trouble comprehending the topic. It has been fun meeting new people as well as observing the different teaching styles here at Ames High.


Q: What are you involved in?

A: I am currently in orchestra and plan on staying in it for the remainder of my years as an AHS student. Also, I am not currently involved in any clubs or sports, but I hope to next year participate in basketball and possibly track and for clubs, I would like to get involved in SHEPH.


Q: What do you do outside of school?

A: Outside of school, I enjoy reading and being around animals. Over the past few years, I have volunteered at animal shelters, spoke to veterinarians, and am a petsitter and dog walker. This summer I plan to volunteer for Sheli Dougherty, a wildlife rehabilitator, and learn from her experiences with wild animals such as raccoons, squirrels, etc.


Q: Favorite classes?

A: My favorite classes are science and honors world studies. I’ve always loved learning history and like the challenge that this class brings. In science, I’ve liked the experiments that we’ve done but am especially fond of life and animal sciences.


Q: What are you looking forward to doing the rest of your high school career and what classes are you looking forward to taking?

A: To combine the next two questions, I am looking forward to taking AP classes so I can gain college credits and I am excited for the challenges. My sister has given me strong recommendations for future classes including AP psychology, AP European History, and APUSH. For the years ahead, I am excited and looking forward to taking these specific classes because I am interested in history and psychology.



Q: Any college plans, life goals you want to share?

A: After High School, I plan to go to ISU and study veterinary medicines and work towards becoming a veterinarian. In eighth grade, I job shadowed a vet and a vet tech and I absolutely loved it!! It pushed me to work harder towards achieving my future goal and I am excited to travel to help animals as much as I can.