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all-around go-getter with a heart of gold
Anne Louise Pass has a heart for service, one she comes by honestly, as both her mom and dad have dedicated their lives to helping others. Her father is a missionary, and her mom is an interpreter for the deaf. While the 16-year-old Montgomery Academy junior is still struggling to decide exactly which direction her life will take, she is absolutely sure of one thing: “I want to help people who can’t help themselves and speak for those who have no voice.”
Two of her siblings are adopted, and her passion for adoption has had a major influence on her life choices so far. She shadowed a local adoption attorney for a recent career day and shared with him an essay she wrote for school. The attorney published the paper on his blog and received some amazing feedback. “He got 1,500 views on my essay in one day as opposed to the usual 100,” Anne Louise said. “I’m proud of that.”
all of the above
Her interests range from science, to communications, to musical theatre, and she’s had success in all arenas, leading her to consider careers as diverse as neurologist to author. “I am so happy when I get to sing places,” she said. She recently competed in the statewide Trumbauer contest and took home second place in the female dramatic soloist category.
With all of this, including being involved in drama club, a Bible study, government club, French club and her church choir and puppet team, she’s also excelled academically, proving she’s as good a juggler as she is anything else.
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“I think my parents and what they do with their lives are the number one reason I am who I am.
Robin and Frank Pass are most proud of their daughter’s dedication to doing what’s right. “She is passionate about things being fair and right,” Robin said. “She stands up so clearly and without any hesitation for what she believes in.” Frank is moved by her desire to make the world a better place. “She wants to use her talents for the benefit of others,” he said.
parent to parent
“ ‘Train up a child in the ways he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.’ This Bible verse is what comes to mind when people ask parenting advice. I don’t know how anyone can parent without God; it’s important and intricate, and every decision matters.” -Robin Pass