We all know New Years Eve is one of the best days of the year for fashion. Who doesn’t love to get ultra dressed up in your best glam attire and celebrate the New Year with friends and family? I know I do!
First and foremost, the number one most important part of your New Years outfit is SPARKLE! Sequins, shine and shimmer are all welcome textures in the perfect New Years look.
This is limited to the clothing either. Sparkle can be in your makeup, your nails, your accessories, or if you are feeling really fun then do it all!
Secondly, you usually go with something a bit more sleek and slim fitting for New Years. For our Christmas party looks, we talked about full skirts and a-line dresses but with this look you want to show off a bit more. This does
not mean you have to wear something super short or revealing. I love the idea of a sequin pant or a sparkly legging with a nice shirt and tailored blazer. Nothing about this looks says inappropriate but the lines are very sleek and clean.
Really though, if I am being honest, this is the one day of the year that limits sort of go out the window. Whatever your style is, start the New Year being the best you! The whole point of a New Year’s party is to remember the year we had and celebrate the one we are about to start and a celebration is about happiness and joy!
Cheers to 2017!
This week’s Senior Spotlight is Sydney from Bartow Senior High School. Sydney has an interest in cooking and has participated in her school’s prostart culinary competition as well as volunteering at bake sales. She also volunteered at the BARC Festival.
Her plans after graduating are to go to either UF or Penn State where she will study veterinary medicine. Becoming a Veterinarian is her main career goal but she would like to possibly join the culinary industry upon retiring.
We asked Sydney how her work experience has helped her in life and she told us, “It has helped me mature more and showed me parts of being an adult such as saving money and learning what I need and don’t need”.
Sydney we hope you achieve everything you plan to do and wish you the best of luck in your veterinary medicine studies! Keep up the cooking as well! Have a great rest of your Senior year!
Maya is a senior at Edgewater High School. She is actively involved in Chorus and Dance. Not only will she be graduating this year with her High School Diploma, she will also be a licensed Esthetician!
As we all remember, earlier this year a terrible tragedy occurred in Orlando. Maya volunteered her time to help with community grief care for those affected by the Pulse nightclub shooting.
After graduating, Maya would like to attend Stetson University where she plans to study pre-med.
Her talents don’t stop at singing, dance and volunteer work, she also knows four languages which include English, Spanish, French and American Sign Language!
When asked who her most inspirational person in her life was, Maya told us, “My Grandpa, he showed me what unconditional love really is and how to work hard”. We can clearly see those values your Grandpa taught you have stuck with you Maya!
Have a great Senior year!!
Darcia from Fort Pierce Central is this week’s Senior Spotlight! She is graduating with honors. Darcia told us she loves learning and enjoys working on art projects for school performances as well as roller skating in her spare time.
As far as plans after graduating, she hopes to attend Rollins or UCF and would like to study psychology & sociology. Darcia would like to become a therapist so that she can work with Autistic children. The inspiration for this career path and the decision to work with autistic children came from her twin nieces who are autistic. She told us she is looking forward to “helping them adapt to modern life experiences”.
When asked who the most influential person in her life is, Darcia told us, “my sister Sierra is my roll model in life. She helps me balance the work and fun aspects of my life”.
We hope you are enjoying your senior year Darcia and wish you the best of luck!
Keith is a senior at ASA Philip Randolph. He is on the Football team there and hopes to continue that into his career by playing professional football. Along with his football dreams, he also hopes to get a degree in Criminal Justice so that he can be a private investigator, an exciting career choice for sure!
When Keith isn’t at school or playing football, he can also be found helping rebuild abandoned homes. He told us that he is often working to help others and looks forward to continuing that after he graduates.He also told us that he sees himself as a “school workaholic”.
When asked who the most influential person in his life is, Keith told us, “My mom, she helps show me the things that I need to learn like where to pay bills, driving, etc”. These are great skills to know before being out on your own and it is wonderful that his mom made sure to prepare Keith for life after he leaves home.
Keith we hope you have an awesome Senior year!
Timber 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!!
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 Preparatory 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!
St. Lucie West Centennial High senior, Claire, has started her career path long before graduating. She is graduating with honors but will also have her associates degree and a certification in child care which she received by participating in the early childhood program.
She isn’t stopping there though! Claire intends to use her child care experience along with a medical degree to work in pediatric oncology.
We asked Claire who an influential teacher in her life was and she told us, “My early childhood teacher has been my most influential. She has inspired me to aim for goals no matter how high and to always rise above in tough situations”.
Claire we applaud you in all you have accomplished! Good luck in everything you do!
Breanne attends Harrison School of the Arts and is the track team captain! She is involved in multiple other activities like weightlifting & Spanish club. Breanne knows exactly what her plans are after grauddating this year. She is going to Davidson to study biology and plans to go into Orthodontics.
Outside of her school activities, Breanne has been on four mission trips which taught her to work well with others and try to collaborate ideas. She also worked at Chick-fil-a which helped her with communication and team building skills
When we asked her about her most challenging undertaking so far, she told us “My dad got cancer when I was little and I found y faith and grew stronger with him”.
We wish you the best Breanne!
Winter Haven High School senior, Teani, knows exactly what she wants to do and has been preparing for that path while in High School. She is involved in the Medical Academy and wants to study Business Administrator after graduating so that she can run a hospital. Teani also got her EKG Certification and is on the track to getting an honor card for her GPA.
Being an extremely organized person myself, I think it’s great that she mentioned to us that she uses a lot of sticky notes, note cards and highlighters while studying. She feels this is a unique quality she posses in relation to her studies.
Teani also has had unique challenges she has had to face. When asked what her most challenging undertaking has been, she told us “having Rheumatoid Arthritis, I persevere by not letting it define and and taking control of it”.
We wish you the best Teani! Enjoy the last months of your senior year!