WMBD/WYZZ-TV - NORMAL, Ill. - Sara Whiteley doesn't stay in one place long in school or sports.
"We had a few weeks when we didn't have many games and it was like, 'C'mon, we need to get going.' Now that it's going, it's going so quickly," said Whitely.
The junior doesn't waste time getting things done at Normal West High School. The 'A' student is on the Principal's Advisory Council and is the publicist serving on the student council.
"Being on student council is amazing," said Whitely. "I love it. It's a great group of people at West. wee try to make a good impact."
The Wildcats completed an undefeated conference season with a win over Champaign Centennial on Tuesday. Bute Whiteley's impact goes beyond her two sports of volleyball and softball.
Next week, she joins the English Honor Society in reading to children at the Normal Public Library. And next semester, she hopes to start a student Rotary Club at school.
"The younger players say, 'Oh, (Advanced Placement) classes are hard, being in the honor society is a lot of work. Well, you can do it," said Normal West volleyball caoch Kelsey Drendel. "And you can play two varsity sports and be in all these clubs. And get straight A's. She's the kind of person to set the example."
Whitely is in the top 20 of her class with a weighted class schedule.
"It can be the best or worst four years of your life," Whiteley said of high school. "You get out of it what you put into it. I think it's important to get involved. It makes it so much better. I have met so many amazing people."