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Active Shepherd student is tireless

Young Martinsburg woman active on and off campus

Young Martinsburg woman active on and off campus

March 31, 2008|By DAVE McMILLION

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Amanda Agee is upfront about her involvement at Shepherd University.

"I'm on a thousand and one things here," Agee immediately says at the start of an interview.

The load certainly is heavy.

Agee is a member of the executive board for the university's student government association, helps the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, is on Shepherd's Relay for Life committee, is a member of the homecoming committee and the West Virginia Student Advisory Council.

The 21-year-old senior, who graduates in December, is also pursuing a double major in business and political science, and is working on U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's re-election campaign.

Is she tired?

"Never," Agee said.

"I just don't sleep. That's what I tell everybody. Sleep's overrated," Agee said.

Agee said she takes after her parents in the way she leads her life.

Dan and Kim Agee have been active in their church and their educational alumni associations over the years, Agee said.

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She said she can remember having an active lifestyle starting as early as middle school. Among her accomplishments over the years was being the 27th Queen Ponoma during the 2006 Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival in Martinsburg, W.Va.

On a walk across campus, Agee talked about her active schedule.

She talked about her work on Relay for Life to raise money in the battle against cancer and pointed to the grassy area beside the Rams Den where the event will be held later this month.

Hundreds of students are expected to camp out in the area during the event and they will walk around the perimeter to raise money, Agee said.

Agee was elected to the West Virginia Student Advisory Council by her peers at Shepherd University. There is one representative to the council from each school in the state and they meet periodically to discuss issues at the higher-education facilities, Agee said.

In the campaign to re-elect Capito, Agee said she works on door-to-door campaigning in the area.

Agee said she enjoys politics and hopes to end up in the nation's capital.

"I'd love to work for a representative in Washington, D.C.," she said.

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