PORT BARRE, La. (BRPROUD) — The standout student is booked and busy. She is working on getting her high school diploma, college degree, etc.
“Oh my god, I have to make a weekly schedule to make sure everything runs smoothly,” says 17-year-old Lenzie Buller.
The 17-year-old Port Barre High School student has figured it all out — for the most part. When Buller isn’t on the books maintaining a 4.2667 GPA, she’s on the field, on the court or on the track.
“For college, I would have class at eight or nine, I would leave school and arrive at school around 11:30, and then my next class would start at one. Do everything I need to do before Spanish starts,” Buller said. “I just thought wow, doing so well in school and being so good at sports made me feel like everything I did counted. It was like I didn’t do it for nothing.”
While she keeps her body moving, her brain doesn’t get enough rest, but it will all pay off.
“I want to be a physical therapist. I’m going to go to UL and study kinesiology, and then all I’m going to do there is get a bachelor’s degree, because I already have an associate’s degree, and then I’m going to PT school,” Buller said .
Buller has fulfilled most of her high school requirements. She will end the year with just one Spanish class after finishing her college classes the day before she starts work.
“I’ve been working in a physical therapy clinic in Lafayette,” Buhler said.
It seems like a lot for this high achiever, but it’s all a day’s work.
“When you win a lot, when you do something really good, it makes you feel great,” Buhler said.
How did she go from college classes to high school classes, leadership in school clubs and sports? She has quite a support system.
“My mom was like the biggest cheerleader in all sports, all games, all things, and she made me realize that I could do anything I wanted to do and be good at it,” Buller said.
“No matter what we taught her, we taught her jujitsu, no matter what she learned she needed to learn, she became the best at it, she just had that competitive attitude,” said Heather Buhler.
Lenzie will celebrate graduation in the best way the family knows.
“Because she’s going to be graduating high school and college with an associate’s degree, we’re a farm family and we’re going to butcher a pig, eat a Cochon De Lait, and have everyone come over and celebrate all of her accomplishments,” Heather said.
For those still wondering how she did it all, she offers some valuable advice.
Lenzie said, “Don’t think about it, just do it.”
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