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Top of the Morning, Jan. 31, 2024

Jan. 31—On Wednesdays, we'll introduce the students who make up Year 8 of High School Confidential, powered by Danville Area Community College. Next up: Milford's Hunter Mowrey. Follow her on Instagram (@huntermowrey12) and X (@hunter_mowrey).

A class president for two years, Hunter is a go-getter. Over the years, she's participated in student council, yearbook, FFA, National Honor Society, theatre, music, student advisory and volleyball, basketball and softball.

Here's more:

Her role as High School Confidential reporter has been a blast.

"I love reaching out to kids that I'm not usually in class with or haven't played with before. It's fun to see and hear about some of their experiences, whether that's at school or in life. It's also nice knowing a lot of the details going around at the school."

Something a lot of people don't know about me is ...

"I'm afraid of fish. I was in the ocean swimming with dolphins and these things were surrounding my legs. I got so scared I jumped on my dad and would not let go, screaming so hard everyone looked at me. I guess I just don't like things with me in the water that I don't know much about, plus their scales and eyes are just creepy."

She's headed to Lincoln Land Community College to play basketball and study ag. Watching middle sister Jakki inspired her athletic career.

"Growing up around that atmosphere just made me want to play and be apart of a team. I started playing summer softball when I was in fourth grade and loved it, so I decided to join my schools team in fifth grade when they needed more girls, which made the following year easier to say yes and continue playing different sports and trying new things. I'm so glad I did because I found my true passion and something I love deeply."

She's glad to call Milford (population: 1,146) home.

"It's nice to have everyone's support when we do fundraisers, attendance to games, and with anything school-related. Everyone is super supportive and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to grow up around it."

Graduation is around the bend.

"I'm looking forward to soaking up the last few weeks of my basketball and softball season because it will be last time playing on the court or field and wearing the Bearcat jerseys. Also looking forward to just soaking in every last thing with the Class of 2024 because I won't see them majority of the time like I have these past 13 years."