Our Senior Spotlight this week is Dylan from Seminole HS. Dylan is involved in Bright Futures and Baseball at school and he also does community service at the Lake Mary Prep concession stand. He also rides BMX in his spare time. His favorite book is Hunger Games and his favorite movie is Transformers.
When we asked Dylan if he had an influential teacher in his life that inspired him, he told us “Yes, my 8th grade science teacher set me on the right track”. He certainly seems to have continued on with that inspiration because he has a definite plan for his future.
After graduating High School Dylan hopes to attend either SSC, UCF or UF and plans to go into General Contracting and study Architecture so that he can be just like his dad!
We wish you the best Dylan and hope you have a wonderful Senior year!
This week’s Senior Spotlight is Essence from Wekiva HS. Essence is in AP Classes and participates in AP extra curricular activities as well as volunteers in the library and often does community service projects after school as well.
She hasn’t completely decided on which school she plans to attend after High School but she does have a few options on careers that she is considering. She would like to either go into the Navy, go into Law and become a Judge one day or possibly go into Finance and Accounting.
Essence has not always had it easy. She has chosen to persevere despite complications such as her mom getting into a car accident during her Freshman year and becoming paraplegic. She then took off school for a little while but she came back and excelled with all honors and AP classes. She told us “not allowing myself to get dragged behind was my most challenging obstacle along with having so many outside distractions.”
Essence it sounds like you work very hard to overcome obstacles that try to get in your way and we hope you continue to do so as you work towards a bright future! We hope you have a wonderful Senior year!
We are so excited to announce our first Senior Spotlight for the Class of 2018, Emily from Seminole High School!
Emily is involved in several school activities which include, the Science National Honor Society, Multicultural Club and UNICEF. She also volunteers at CF Regional Hospital and at local food banks in the area. She will be graduating this year with Honor Cords and medals in French.
After graduation Emily plans to attend Florida State University to study Medicine. She hopes to get her PA in Trauma/ Emergency Medicine.
Emily also shared some personal interesting facts about herself with us. She is one of fifteen grandchildren, she is a natural redhead and she is 5’11”.
We also asked Emily if she had any influential teachers in her life and she told us, “Mr.Galindez- U.S. History. He made school exciting and allowed me to express my personality”.
We wish you the the best with you Senior year and your endeavours after graduating Emily and congrats on being our first spotlight for the Class of 2018!
Our Senior Spotlight this week is Jordan from West Orange High School. Jordan participates in Bowling and Woodshop at school and volunteers at the Mosaic Church youth group in her spare time.
Jordan’s aspirations after graduating High School are very unique. She would like to attend Lake Sumter State College in Clermont where she plans to study Business Management. The unique twist to Jordan’s career plans is the fact that she would like to use her Business Management Degree to own her own aerial arts studio. She would like to become a professional aerialist. She also told us she hopes to be in professional shows such as Cirque Du Soleil or Le Reve in Las Vegas.
When we asked Jordan who the most influential person in her life was, she told us “I really look up to my aerial teacher Ms.Jen. She loves working with people and is nice to everyone”.
Good luck with everything Jordan! Make sure to let us know when you make it big with your aerial arts dreams and remember to enjoy the rest of your Senior year!
Andrew from Trinity Prep is our Senior Spotlight this week! He is an honor roll student and he received a letter in Varsity baseball. He also participates in the Blue and Gold Society Key Club at school. Andrew also spent time volunteering at ORMC as a care ambassador.
Upon graduating he plans to study Chemistry as an undergrad and then would like to go to medical school but first he would like to go into the Navy and is looking forward to the opportunity to be able to fly helicopters while serving.
Andrew plays the drums and is also moderately fluent in spanish.He also told us his dream car is a Ferrari 458 and his favorite movie The Bourne Identity.
When asked who the most influential person in his life is, he told us “In 8th grade my civics teacher was also one of my soccer coaches and he showed me how much I love to follow current events and politics”.
It sounds like you have a great plan for your future Andrew! Enjoy the rest of your Senior year!!
Our Senior Spotlight this week is Kaitlin. Kaitlin attends Fort Pierce Central High School and is graduating in the Top 10 of her class!
Along with her school accomplishments, she has worked jobs such as tutoring, babysitting, lawn care and was also employed at Publix. She told us these work experiences have helped her become more patient and have also taught her work ethic. On top of that, she has also volunteered over 100 hours in a vet clinic. Kaitlin plans to attend FAU Honors College and would like to become an Anesthesiologist.
We also learned several interesting facts about Kaitlin. She dislikes soda and is scared of the dark. She also told us one of her most challenging undertakings in school was the time a teacher had the students handwrite an entire textbook as a homework assignment. She knew she had to do it despite the difficulty because she wanted to ensure she got an A in the class.
Kaitlin we wish you the best of luck with the rest of your Senior year and all of your future plans!
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!
Our 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!
Our 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!