Selfless senior mentors others through positive attitude


Allison Kruse

Senior Zoe Sherman runs cross country, track, and plays in the SHS pep band. She is also a member of FFA.

Every team needs a leader who guides and comforts others, a person that understands the other members and keeps the team together. These types of leaders are the glue of any successful program. For SHS, that person is Zoe Sherman.

Sherman is the only senior on the cross country team this year. She is an exceptional leader and her coaches find her a pleasure to have on the team. “I have really been impressed with [Zoe’s] empathy for other players on the team” said Cross Country Coach Art Baures, “She is very good with the younger runners and conveys positive messages [to the team].”

This is Sherman’s second year on the cross country team. Sherman first got interested in running because her friends were a part of the team and it was something she thought she would like to do. She uses the cross country season to build strength for her main sport in the spring: track.

Sherman’s best event in track is the 800m race. In cross country, the course is approximately three miles long, nearly six times the length of what her ideal race would be. “Zoe will excel this year in track because she is willing to commit herself to getting faster through the cross country program” said Baures.

Running is not the only event in which Sherman is active. She is an avid trombone player in the SHS band, a talent she has been developing ever since the third grade. Initially, she planned on playing the flute or clarinet in the band, but due to a family tie she became involved with playing the trombone. “My aunt had an old trombone, and in seventh grade I decided to try and learn how to play it,” said Sherman, “I’ve been playing ever since.”

Her hard work is looking to payoff as all-state tryouts are fast approaching. Sherman’s goal is to be one of the few all-state musicians in the school, an award that not many can say they have accomplished.

Being a part of the band, Sherman has the opportunity to play at pep rallies during different high school sports, and alongside the symphony orchestra. Also, as a member of the spanish club, she participates in a local mariachi band occasionally at local places around Sheridan.

Sherman is a four year member of SHS’s FFA program and is currently in the office of third vice president. She has been to state all four years and has competed in the Agronomy (seed/ insect classification), Environmental Natural Resources, and Poultry Judging categories.

Enrolled in a variety of classes, including AP Environmental Science, Sherman plans on either attending the University of Wyoming next year or attending a smaller community college before transferring to a larger school.

Outside of school, Sherman has travelled a considerable amount and dreams of going to Europe. She has been to Santa Barbara, CA and Oregon where she found her love for the ocean.

Zoe is the daughter of Tom and Danelle Sherman.