Senior Spotlight: JackLynn

JackLynnGoreWM.jpgOur Senior Spotlight this week is JackLynn from East River HS. There is not much this outgoing student doesn’t do. She is involved in many school activities such as, Athletic Training, FFA, BETA, NHS, NTHS, Wrestling, Track, APEX, French Honor Society, CREW and more! JackLynn has also earned over 100 community service hours with a PTA Chapter at her previous elementary school and helped out in a Summer Sports Medicine program and spent time at an Orthopedic Sports Medicine office.

On top of all of her school activities and volunteer work, she also currently works as an office assistant for a local contractor which she told us has taught her organizational skills and responsibility.

JackLynn also has an interesting and unique hobby. She told us she has been scuba diving since she was 10 years old!

Her aspirations after graduating are just as high as her current endeavors. Plans include attending college to study Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy. Her focus will be to obtain her Doctoral of Physical Therapy which she hopes to use by working for the Department of Veterans. She would like to work with returning service men and women who are in need of physical therapy.

We learned that that there are three people who JackLynn credits for inspiring her and leading her to choose the career path of Physical Therapy. She has a brother who tore his ACL playing High School football which initially sparked her interest in sports medicine. She also credits her mom and Mr. Mirocha (Athletic Training Advisor) for being two of the most influential people in her life. She told us, “My mother has always pushed me to reach for the stars and beyond; no matter how much I fought her. Mr.Mirocha sparked my interest in medicine and pushed me to go outside of my comfort zones”.

JackLynn you are obviously a very driven and talented student and we are sure you will succeed on the path to pursuing a career in Physical Therapy! Good luck in all that you do!

 

 

 

Senior Spotlight: Gabriel

gabrielizaguirewmOur Senior Spotlight this week is Gabriel from West Orange High School. His school activities include swim team, water polo and Spanish Honor Society. Outside of school he also volunteers with his church by helping feed the homeless and he even went on a mission trip to Nicaragua!

Gabriel has big aspirations for his career. He would like to study pre-law after High School and then plans to go on to Law School so he can become a lawyer.

On top of his school activities and volunteering, Gabriel also had a job which he says taught him to be a better leader and helped him become more responsible.

We also learned that Gabriel’s US History teacher is the one who inspired him to follow his dream of becoming a lawyer. He told us “My US History teacher inspired me to choose the career I want to pursue”.

Gabriel we wish you the best of luck pursuing your law degree and hope you enjoy the rest of your senior year!

Senior Spotlight: Adrian

This week’s Senior Spotlight is Adrian who is a senior at West Orange High School. Adrian is involved in National Honor Society and playsAdrianDelgadoWM.jpg Baseball. He also volunteers at his church and helps with the youth groups.

After graduating from West Orange HS, Adrian plans to study Criminology & Sociology but hasn’t quite decided what school he is going to attend.

Adrian has had some pretty difficult challenges in his life. In 7th grade he was in the hospital in intensive care and it took him a full year to recuperate but he told us that experience made him realize how valuable life is. His dad has also helped him have a positive outlook on life. When we asked Adrian who the most influential person in his life was, he told us, “My dad, when he was younger he came over from Cuba. Growing up he had little and worked hard to achieve what he has today and he taught me to always my give my best”.

Our experiences definitely make us stronger and we are sure that you will use yours to do great things Adrian! We hope you have a great rest of your senior year!

Senior Spotlight: Shayla

This week’s Senior Spotlight is Shayla from Apopka High School. Shayla is going to graduate with an Engineering Cord and hopes to continue on with that path and attend Florida State or UCF so that she can major in Electrical Engineering. Along with her interest in Engineering, Shayla was involved in Art Club and Stage Management at Apopka HS and has an interest in music.ShaylaBratcher-BrownWM.jpg

When asked who inspires her, she told us, “My cousin inspires me to be a female engineer in a world what women have low paying jobs”. Shayla also told us that she feels her involvement in the Engineering Magnet program gives her a unique experience to bring to her studies because it gave her a chance to explore digital engineering. It is obvious that a lot of thought has gone in to this career choice and Shayla certainly is taking a great deal of experience with her as she continues her studies in college.

She is also looking forward for the opportunity to travel the world after graduating and experience new cultures.

Shayla you sound like a very dedicated person and are sure to do great things! We wish you the best as you pursue your dreams!

 

Senior Spotlight: Lindsey

LindseyBerkowitzWM.jpgLindsey is a senior this year at West Orange High School and is in the National Honor Society. After graduating, she is hoping to attend the University of Florida to study forensic science, a very exciting career choice!

When we asked Lindsey what were two interesting facts about herself, she told us that she is an old child and lived in Germany for a part of her life. She also told us that her parents have been a big inspiration in her life and have inspired her to work harder. Lindsey also mentioned that she learned responsibility from her experience babysitting.

We asked Lindsey what was her most challenging undertaking thus far and she told us, “Maintaining good grades, I just work hard until I have what I was working towards”. What a great attitude to have!

We hope you enjoy your senior year Lindsey!

 

 

Senior Spotlight: Jose

Today’s Senior Spotlight is Jose from Bartow HS. Jose participates in Band and H.O.S.A and
JosePenaWM.jpg plans to graduate with honors. His hobbies include piano and drawing. While attending school, he has also worked at Hungry Howies. He told us that his job had helped him be more organized and able to achieve difficult tasks.

After High School, he is going to attend Polk State and is going to study nursing and later on, pediatrics. He would like to become a Pediatrician. Jose wants to achieve these goals not just for himself, but for his family. When asked who his biggest influence was, he told us “My mom has been through hard times but she has always managed to take care of us no matter what”.

Jose you are clearly a dedicated student with a great plan for your future! We wish you the best!

 

 

Senior Spotlight: Megan

MeganAmatoWM.jpgWest Orange HS Senior, Megan, is a well rounded and dedicated student. She has
participated in Student Government, Varsity Soccer and NHS during her Senior year. Megan has also volunteered at the bettered women’s shelter and helped feed the home during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Her plans after High School include attending UCF to study in the medical field and become a nurse. She told us she chose this field because she wants to help those in need. Megan described her personality as caring and someone who tries to see the good in everyone.

Megan has not always had it easy. She told us about a terrible tragedy her family had to face. Lightning struck their home and it burnt down. They they lost everything they owned and had to completely rebuild their lives.

Her mom is her biggest inspiration in life, she told us, “she inspires me to be a better person every day. Although she has had a rough upbringing, she is so happy all of the time and has a contagious smile”.

Megan, we hope you have an awesome Senior year and wish you the best of luck in your nursing career!

Senior Spotlight: Tytianna

Our Senior Spotlight this week is about Lake Mary HS Senior, Tytianna. She participates inTytiannaKeyWM.jpg Dance and is a Cheerleader at her school and has also helped at community events such as her church carnival and volunteered to help feed the homeless.

She is still undecided on which college she plans to attend but she knows for certain that she wants to become a pediatrician. This field was a natural fit for her because she loves working with kids and feel she always knows how to make them laugh and feel comfortable around her.

When asked who the most influential person in her life is, she told us, “My grandfather taught me to never give up no matter what and that people believe in me”.

Tytianna is excited about her future after graduating as is looking forward to a new world she has yet to experience and getting the chance to do things on her own.

We wish you the best of luck Tytianna!

Senior Spotlight: Taylor

taylorkiburzwmTimber Creek High School senior, Taylor, is aiming to graduate as the Salutatorian of her class! She has participated in Jazz band and is hoping to join the weightlifting team in her Senior year. Taylor plans to attend UCF to study nursing and become an emergency room nurse someday.

When asked what were two interesting facts about herself, Taylor told us she has worn her hair bright red (as you see in her photo) all throughout High School and she has a “giant” dog. She also told us she has a love for travelling and helping people!

When asked who was an influential person in her life, she told us, “My dad, he had a horrible injury in 2013 and he continued to persevere and work through it”.

After graduating, she is most looking forward to being able to immerse herself in the subjects she loves, health & nursing.

Enjoy your senior year Taylor!!

 

Senior Spotlight: Carmen

For those of you who didn’t follow us in previous years, each school year our seniors who do an Ultimate session have the opportunity to be chosen as a Senior spotlight. They are required to fill out an application and return it to us and if chosen, they receive 15% off their order.

Our first Senior Spotlight for the 2016-2017 school year is Carmen from Lake Highland carmentutorino-2Preparatory School.

Carmen will graduate with several honors & awards which include National Society of High
School Scholars, National Honor Society and the 100-Hour Volunteer Service & Merit Award. He is not only a scholar but also an athlete. Carmen plays basketball and men’s volleyball and he even volunteer coaches for a youth basketball camp.

Although he is undecided on what school he plans to attend for college, he knows he would like to major in Science and go in to the medical field later down the road.

When asked what unique experiences Carmen brings to his studies, he told us, “After visiting and touring several countries, I bring a unique, worldly perspective into the classroom”.

It is very clear Carmen is a dedicated student and has amazing life experiences to share!

Carmen, we wish you the best of luck this year and in all your future endeavors!