Angelina Moore, 18, has been a familiar face on the soccer fields since the age of five.
As the Park Ridge resident got more involved in the sport, she decided to share her passion for the game, teaching children with disabilities how to play.
Moore went on to volunteer with TOPSoccer, an organization that gives and children with disabilities the opportunity to play soccer.
Moore is a 2018 graduate of Maine South High School and a recipient of a Park Ridge Chamber Scholarship.
Q. What do you enjoy most about soccer?
A. I enjoyed being part of the Maine South varsity soccer team during high school, as well as team captain my senior year. I have been playing soccer since I was five years old and have loved to run around ever since. In addition, I was able to share my passion for soccer by volunteering with TOPSoccer in teaching children with mental and/or physical disabilities the fundamentals. It was a very rewarding experience to see the children and their parents feel such joy for each accomplishment.
Q. Speaking of accomplishments, what does it mean to you knowing you've been awarded a Park Ridge Chamber Scholarship?
A. I am deeply grateful to have been selected for the Park Ridge Chamber Scholarship. I believe that many business owners and chamber members are proud to acknowledge young people making a difference in the Park Ridge community.
Q. What made your experience at Maine South most memorable?
A. The best part of Maine South is that there is something for everyone. I am proud of all of the opportunities I was able to take advantage of—National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society and Club, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Track, Figure Skating, as well as volunteering.
Q. What are your post-graduation plans?
A. I hope to enjoy a relaxing summer and perhaps take a vacation prior to preparing for college life. I am enrolled in DePaul University's Pathways Honors Program in Health Sciences.
Q. What do you hope to study while attending DePaul University and why?
A. My goal is to graduate with a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree and become a physician assistant. I am interested in many areas of the medical field such as neurology, oncology, and immunology. Members of my family and neighborhood friends have dealt with health issues, and affordable healthcare is a debated topic in society today. I believe strongly that health care should be available to all people. This career path will allow me to work with others in a team environment and also educate patients in proper healthcare. I especially hope to make an impact in the lives of those less fortunate.