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Busy schedule pushes PLHS drumline captain and dancer to success

SAN DIEGO - Throughout high school Laurin Hoadley has created a steady melody of competitive dance, drumline and community service work.

"I think it's very much in my personality," said Hoadley. "I have done gymnastics, soccer, dance for as long as I can remember. The reason I decided to stay every year was because of the people you meet. It's really a family. Whether it's my dance family, my band family or the family of people I get to volunteer with."

Hoadley said she started competitive dancing at the age of four to follow in her sister's footsteps, and she continued to compete throughout her four years in high school. The Point Loma pointer also found time to join the drumline, and this year as a senior she earned the honor of captain.

"It's also taught me how to manage my own time," said Hoadley. "How to figure out what things are priorities."

On top of drumline and competitive dance, Hoadley said she also finds time to give back. In the last two years alone, she says she dedicated over 500 hours to community service work.

"The best feeling in the world to me is being able to put a smile on someone's face," said Hoadley. "If I've done that then I've used my time correctly."

Hoadley says she plans to join the band in college, hopes to earn a bachelors degree in medical engineering and attend graduate school for computer science so she can help build lower limb prosthetic.