Aimee Scales has been chosen as the Student Worker of the Semester by the Education Division at Lamar State College-Orange.

She is a 2010 graduate of Orangefield High School and has been the department’s student worker since the summer of 2010. She is a nursing major who will obtain her nursing degree at LSC-O and wants to work in the labor and delivery ward of a local hospital.

“I like the people I’ve met at LSCO,” said Scales. “I wanted to attend college where the campus was smaller and could give personal attention to me, and of course was close to home.”

Scales will obtain her Associate degree in liberal arts this fall and plans to start taking the pre-requisites for the Vocational Nursing program. Once she completes the pre-requisites, she hopes to then enroll in the Upward Mobility Nursing program at LSC-O.

“Aimee is a wonderful student worker and a hardworking nursing student,” said Brenda Mott, director of the Education Division at LSC-O. “She does whatever we ask of her and is always willing to go that extra mile for the staff.”

Scales was named the Orange County Athlete of the Year in 2010 and was on the Bobcat Homecoming Court all four years of high school, winning the title of Homecoming Queen her senior year. She received the Ed Peveto Memorial Scholarship and an agricultural scholarship from the Future Farmers of America.

Not only did Scales play and letter in basketball, softball and volleyball at Orangefield High School, but she was also active in the National Honor Society and was the reporter for the Future Farmers of America. Living on her own, she supports herself by working at LSC-O while attending school and working evenings at Romano’s Italian Restaurant.

“I commend her for working two jobs to pay for college and still maintaining a high grade point average,” said Mott. “She lives on her own and pays her own way. She has a tremendous work ethic.”