Charlene Olavides is a soft spoken, but hardworking student at MTHS. She enjoys exercising, shopping, and watching episodes of Parks and Rec, but often spends time baking and sharing her sweet treats with friends, too. Olavides is particularly gifted in the arts with singing and playing the piano being her biggest passions.
She is a dedicated member of the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and French Honor Society. For these organizations, she has done countless hours of community service and maintained exceptional grades.
Most recently, she volunteered at the 2021 MTHS Fall Coffeehouse for Tri-M as well as helped raise $200 to go towards pediatric cancer research during September, Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, on behalf of the French Honor Society. Olavides has also been a Principal's List student for the entirety of her high school career.
Even though she works at Wawa, Olavides is incredibly involved at the school. She is a member of the Key Club, Student Council, and Red Cross Club. Additionally, she is a singer for the Treble Chorus and acts as Attire Coordinator for Choir Council. Olavides is President of the school’s French Honor Society chapter, Société Honoraire de Français, as well.
Of all the classes she’s taken, her favorite was Language Arts with Ms. Sundstrom during her junior year. While the curriculum often included analyzing more traditional works like Shakespeare, Ms. Sundstrom encouraged class discussions which included “modern issues and topics that aren’t normally brought up in a classroom”, Olavides described. She found this teaching style to be refreshing, especially during the virtual learning environment.
Olavides is still undecided on where she’d like to attend college, but plans to get her masters in Public Health.
“…I know I want to work in health-care related public policy because I believe that is a universal priority.”
Olavides hopes to one day work for the World Health Organization.