High school has provided Battle Ground senior a well-rounded experience


Battle Ground High School senior Clair Moss has kept herself busy over the years.

From being a multifaceted leader in the school’s band program, a varsity goalkeeper, National Honors Society and now a member of the school’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) program, Moss has plenty to occupy her time.

In the school’s band program under the direction of Greg McKelvey, Moss is a student leader.

In the advanced jazz band, she is the section leader for the saxophone section and also sings. She is also the low section leader for the ensemble.

In the marching and pep bands, Moss is the head drum major, who facilitates and organizes the band.

Fans of the girls soccer team can find Moss locking down the net for the varsity squad. Moss said she’s been a captain for three years and was on varsity all four years.

“It gets a little difficult sometimes but for me personally, I plan everything out,” Moss said of how she juggles her time. “I have a white board in my room that has literally every second of my day planned out.”

HOSA has become a newer part of her organized time after a friend talked Moss into joining the program.

Through HOSA, Moss is learning about different aspects of the medical field, from doctor practices to interacting with patients at blood draws. The program has given Moss a head start on developing her post-high school plans.

“My aspirations after high school are to go to a four-year [university]. Ideally I’d like to do some sort of athletics, either soccer or track,” Moss said. “And I want to become an athletic trainer or some sort of physical or occupational therapist.”

Moss has looked up to her parents, who she described as very hard working, through her high school journey. She added that both of her parents are very different, but they have provided the inspiration for Moss’ drive and dedication.

“My class schedule I think is fairly balanced. I take a few AP [classes] here and there,” Moss said. “I really like my science and mathematics classes. I like working with numbers rather than words.”

Moss has a tattoo on her arm of an equation that if it was plugged into a Desmos graphing calculator, the equation would form a heart.

As her senior year is coming to a close, Moss said she will miss her friends when she graduates.

“I’m really enjoying the kind of community and friends that I’ve found,” Moss said. “I know that’s not a specific memory, but being able to have a good senior year and a community that’s well knit is important to me.”

Outside of everything she does, for her National Honors Society community service she volunteers her time at the local food bank and the high school band’s Christmas tree lot. Moss also encourages residents to donate blood at the high school’s blood drive on Nov. 28.