Meet Halle Ham

Halle Ham

By Joan Frances –

As a senior at Lamar Consolidated High School, Halle Ham has enjoyed the benefits of a well-rounded curriculum. Academics, sports and extracurricular activities have kept her busy, engaged and motivated, and she is looking forward to a successful future.

Ham has taken Advanced Placement classes throughout her high school career. She is currently enrolled in two dual credit classes and has been on the Honor Roll for all four years. She received the Mustang Award for the most outstanding student, and for the past three years, she has received the All-Academic, All District award. She was also accepted into the Education Savers Honor Society.

Ham is reflective about her teachers. “There are teachers who I love as people and for their personality and kindness, and there are those who I love for their humor and their honesty – teachers who I love because they have helped me in school and taught me academic and real-life lessons. My coach, who is with me every day of the week, sees me when I am at my best and at my worst. These teachers pick you up when you are down and can also see the real you. They are supportive when you’re on the court or field and know you can do better and when you are not reaching your full potential. These teachers I respect and do not want to disappoint.”

Ham’s forte is volleyball. She has been a member of the Varsity volleyball team for all four years and first team All-District for three years. She received the Most Valuable Player Award, Team Defensive Player of the Year and All District Defensive Player of the Year for two years in a row. She also earned the All Area Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Ham has several moral values that she lives by. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth, trust is the best relative and a liberated mind is the greatest bliss. I achieve health and happiness by following these values in life. Anyone can accept and practice the three values of respect, friendship and excellence under any circumstance. There are different kinds of respect: respect for yourself, others, for rules, for life, respect for the environment and many more. We receive respect when we give respect. Friendship is important in making good and healthy relationships, which are important to success in life. We can’t do anything alone; we need the support of others. Everyone should know how to make healthy relationships that will last forever.”

Ham uses her values to lead her peers. “I’m able to be a friend and a confidant, but also someone they respect and will listen to. I also get to see the people I have helped grow and become better than they were before.”

Ham will never forget her years at school. “One thing I will treasure is not only the friends and family I have made, but also the teachers and coaches who have changed my life and taught me how to be a better person and athlete. They will always have a special place in my heart.”

In addition to her school commitments, Ham is a member of Future Farmers of America ( FFA) and participated in the Houston and San Antonio Livestock Show. In the fall, Ham will be attending the University of Main at Fort Kent and will be playing volleyball on scholarship. She will major in Zoology and Animal Biology. Congratulations Halle Ham for your talent and respect for your family, peers and teachers. Good luck as you continue to grow as an athlete and person.