Courtney Nelson

Courtney is a senior at Barnstable High School. Her current rigorous academic course load includes three AP classes. She has been accepted into Catholic University as a Bio-medical engineering major. Courtney would like to work in Africa after graduating from college to better the people in that country. An athlete as well, her passion is soccer. Courtney has been the captain of the soccer team during her junior and senior year. Community service is a major part of Courtney's life. Her endeavors have included working at the NOAH shelter, volunteering at the Cape Cod Challenge Club, and being a member of ECHO and KidzPlay4FreeProject. The KidzPlay4FreeProject provides soccer clinics and tournament opportunities to involve homeless children of Cape Cod in sports. Courtney describes her family as typically Irish Catholic. She believes the attributes that define her were influenced by her Irish heritage. Courtney's strong religious beliefs, determination, and stubbornness all are connected to her Irish heritage.