DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) - It's not uncommon to find 18-year-old Elizabeth Goodman helping out her classmates. She's all about spreading joy and giving back.
"I definitely think that I'm outgoing, I'm trustworthy people, look up to me, in fact some people call me auntie and then I have two "play-daughters" that I adopted, and I really enjoy helping people," said Goodman, who is completing her senior year at at Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology in Darlington.
Like most seniors, she's wrapping the year up, completing a 10-page research paper on Ernest Hemingway, and getting ready for prom.
"I am beyond excited," she said. "My dress is red and right now I'm trying to get the makeup and hair."
Goodman studies several hours a day to maintain her A average. That's not easy with classes like anatomy, physics, psychology, probability and statistics.
"I really want to be a eugenics specialist, that's my goal, to help heal the body by cell rejuvenation and gene therapy," she said.
Goodman has big dreams, and is confident she'll get there. Next year, she'll be attending Francis Marion University on a full ride McNair Scholarship including international travel for study abroad programs.
There is a bright future for Elizabeth Goodman and one she says it's possible thanks to her mother's guidance, and her experiences at Mayo High School.
"I love Mayo to death, I love the students, I love the teachers, I love everything about it and I'm going to miss it," she said.