Name: Lucy Tougas
School: Glens Falls High School
Parents/Guardians Names: Richard Tougas Jr. and Suzanne Spector-Tougas
Siblings: Sophie Tougas, age 15
Grade Level: 12
Personal Inspiration: I am inspired by the possibility of the future. There are so many amazing places to go, things to accomplish and people to meet.
Hobbies: Basketball, photography, traveling
Biggest Accomplishment: I have made many great relationships with friends, coaches and teachers that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
School Activities:Soccer, basketball, National Honor Society, Key Club, AFS, SLAM, Math Team
Community Service: Super Hoopers, Special Olympics, Salvation Army Bell Ringer, Taste of the North Country, After School Care for Spanish-Speaking children, CWI Halloween Party, Kids Night Out, Middle School Lunch mentor, Camp Chingachgook clean up, basketball with disabled kids at the YMCA, ran the clock at Unified Basketball Games, Shamrock Shuffle Race Volunteer
Person you look up to and why: I look up to my mother because she is amazing. She is the first person in her family to graduate from college. She became a lawyer. She is very smart and compassionate. She takes care of our family and has given me all of the love and support I need to pursue my dreams.
Name a teacher who has positively impacted your life inside and outside the classroom and how:
Mr. Peter Taylor has had a positive impact on my inside and outside the classroom. He taught me about photography and art. He showed me the freedom that art allows you. He taught me it is okay to be wrong. He has inspired my love of art and photography, and for that I will be forever grateful.
Activities outside of school: I have played AAU basketball for several years. The AAU season goes from March until October, and it involves a lot of travel. I love basketball and I have had the opportunity to play against great competition. But my AAU experience has also taken me to amazing places; Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Washington D.C., New York City, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Philadelphia. I have been exposed to great cities and great culture.
Favorite pastime: My schedule is so busy and hectic, and I love all of the activities that I am involved in. However, I do love to just relax and spend time with my family and friends, and maybe watch tv for a bit!
Favorite food: Sushi at Siam Thai Restaurant
Favorite movie: “Wizard of Oz”
Favorite book: “The Bell Jar”, by Sylvia Plath
Favorite music/artist: Nicki Minaj
Goals, dreams & aspirations: I want to be successful in college, both academically and on the basketball court. I want to live in a big city and pursue a career in which I help other people in some way. I think these things will make me very happy.