Top Teen--Maggie Sikes

Maggie Sikes
Maggie Sikes

Maggie Sikes is a sophomore at Saint Vincent's Academy who expresses herself though traditional dance. Her teachers say she is a little on the quiet side, but when she's in her own element, she makes quite a noise.

"I keep doing it because it's just something I love," she said. "Because I'm not good at any sports or anything, so this is my sport."

Irish step dancing has been a part of her life since she was four years old. She's gotten so good at it that she actually danced her way into the National Irish Competition. But dancing Irish step isn't the only thing Maggie excels in.

"I think for her age group she's very mature," teacher Roy Keen said. "She demonstrates leadership in the class. She's a quiet student normally, but her attributes as far as leadership is outstanding."

When she's not studying or dancing in competitions, Maggie stays busy filing her time helping in the community. "I'm in the Student Volunteer Services Club and we help raise money for different charities and organizations and everything," she told us.

Some of the most recent causes she's raised money for are AIDS awareness and the Kiss-A-Pig Diabetes campaign.

But the one thing she wants people to know about her: "This is a wig, it's not my real hair," she laughed, referring to her dancing costume, pictured here.

Maggie Sikes, this week's WTOC Top Teen.

After high school, Maggie plans to go to college to become a doctor. But she can't decide if she wants to go to Georgia or Georgia Tech.

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Reported by: Nicole Teigen, nteigen@wtoc.com