WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — For Naomi Flowers, a runner's high is an indescribable feeling.
“It’s unbeatable. Just knowing you’re that pushing yourself to do things you never thought you could do before, it really helps me know that I can do anything in life in general,” said Naomi Flowers, a senior captain on the state champion cross country team and a track athlete at Winter Springs High School.
What You Need To Know
- Winter Springs' Naomi Flowers is a cross country and track athlete
- The cross country team captain also has a weighted 4.788 grade-point average
- The senior also holds leadership positions in several organizations
- Flowers says she wants to be remembered as someone who helps other people
But Flowers' resume off the track is even more impressive.
“I am the founder and president of the Black Student Union. I am the co-founder and president of environmental action club as well as the vice president of Young Democrats Club," Flowers said. "I am also involved in some out-of-school organizations like March for Our Lives as a state director, and I am the initiatives director for the Ruth Project, which combats discriminatory gender policies and things like that.”
She participates in all of those activities while maintaining a weighted 4.788 grade-point average and scoring a 1500 on her SAT.
“I believe that education is freedom so the more education I have and the more I can make education accessible for other people, the more free that I think anyone can be as an individual or as a community,” Flowers said.
A mature mindset paired with a selfless attitude sets a perfect example for others.
“I want my legacy to be that I helped other people," Flowers said. "I don’t want to be seen as someone who was only working on herself. I really just want to impact people in their day-to-day life and show the true value of doing the little things for people that not everything has to be a big show and having integrity and doing the little things for people.”