What have you been doing to pass the time during quarantine?
It is crucial for a student to take advantage of their free time to prove to colleges they are willing to go above and beyond in getting ahead of others. Even in the midst of a pandemic, I have continued to keep myself busy and engaged by attending online academic conventions, National honor organization virtual conferences, Virtual college camps for the University of Texas at Austin, participating in virtual camps sponsored by NASA, as well as obtaining academic awards along the way.
What are you doing to make the best out of your senior year?
Despite the current events, remaining optimistic is a major priority for me. I try my best to not bring down myself and others with our current situation. I plan and wish to be able to find ways to raise student morale and school spirit in the time we are in.
How are you staying in touch with your classmates?
Social media and Imessage has been a great and valuable way in keeping touch with my peers. In the time of the quarantine, I have been closer to my classmates more than ever.
How has virtual learning changed the way you study?
Virtual learning has changed the way I study by making all work and important study materials online.
How have you prepared for the challenges you are facing this school year?
I have prepared myself mentally for any uprising challenges and I have made sure I have the necessary materials and guidance for the online learning period.
Describe your workplace at home.
My workplace consists of a quiet room with an office desk and chair.
What song has kept you motivated throughout quarantine? Why?
One song that has kept me motivated throughout the quarantine is Wondering by Olivia Rodrigo & Julia Lester because it is about overcoming any regret and being able to move forward stronger and braver than before.
What are your hopes for after you graduate from high school?
I aspire to attend a four-year university that has a great engineering program as well as premed track because I plan on pursuing the biomedical engineering field. However, I also will be traveling all summer and make the most memories with friends and family before I go to college.
What advice would you give to incoming freshmen?
One piece of advice I would give to an incoming freshman is do not underestimate time. Take advantage of being a freshman and do not be afraid of taking risks and making mistakes because that is vital for growth.
What are your top three university choices?
My top three University choices are the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, and Baylor University.