Antonio has big dreams. He wants to attend Florida International to study Architecture, get his masters, and work for a firm. He even wants to eventually work towards his doctorate and become a professor. He told us that when he first came to Florida, his grades weren’t great, but he persevered and worked on time management and is now one of the top in his class. Antonio told us “The most important teacher I ever had was Sra. Ramos, my Spanish teacher. She taught me to work hard for what I want.” She must have been very influential since after he graduates, he is most looking forward to “Learning to be an independent adult and focusing on my career as an architect.” Good luck Antonio, you’ll do great things!
Natalia is very involved in her school. She in the top of her class, part of National Honor Society, and the president of Spanish Honor Society on op of participating in community service projects. One of the things that seems to define Natalia is her work with All Creatures Animal Clinic. She not only dedicates her time, but is even aspiring to be a veterinarian. She even lists the lead vet at the clinic, Dr. Latter, as one of her biggest inspirations. When asked if Natalia felt a picture is worth a thousand words, she said “Yes. It is the one thing that many people can look at and feel or think something completely different which makes it that much more beautiful and interesting.” We wish you lots of luck in your senior year, Natalia!
This week’s Senior Spotlight features Andreas. We like to know who our seniors find influential, and Andreas said “Monica Hughes (step-mom). She pushed me to make better grades when I wasn’t doing so well.” He is looking forward to the freedom of life alone after high school and figuring out the world for himself. He enjoys the Harry Potter series (excellent choice) and the movie Big Daddy. Andreas particularly loves lacrosse despite not starting to play until last year! Have an excellent senior year and good luck on your last high school lacrosse season!
Briana of Timber Creek High School is very involved. Not only will she graduate with A B Honors, but she participates in Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Color Guard, Spanish Honor Society, Hispanic Club, and Psychology Club. Along those same lines, she wants to go to college to study Psychology and become a counselor. Her interests aren’t just academic! Briana lists Gustav Klimt as her favorite artist, The Great Gatsby as her favorite read, and even dances Flamenco! Not only is she proud of her accomplishments, but she is proud of heritage. She is half Puerto Rican and half Guyanese!
Someone so driven must derive her inspiration from somewhere. Briana says “My sister is a great inspiration to me. She works hard and I admire her focus and perseverance. She is great at everything.” We are so proud of you Briana and know you’ll do great things!