Many seniors graduate from high school and start to look for a steady job or, if they’re lucky, go to college or university. These are some seniors from the class of 2016 that are enjoying their lives and making the most out of them.
Marcos Duran is an individual is attending an Ivy-League university, Cornell in Ithaca, NY. He believes the experience is definitely a wake up call, both in studies and in his persona.
“I would have to say I’ve accomplished a lot, both academically and personally. Coming here to Cornell has been a really humbling experience. All of my classes so far have been challenging in many aspects, but I’m happy to say that I’ve stepped up to the plate, and matured both as a student and as a person,” said Duran.
Individually, Duran felt as if he’d changed in a positive way.
“In terms of personal achievement, I have been definitely growing up as a person, really learning what it means to be of service to both academia and the community. I plan to intern at a hospital in the near future to obtain clinical experience, and begin participating in community service here. I hope that these experiences and future accomplishments help me get closer to my goal of attending Medical School to become a cardiologist,” said Duran.
Ashlee Barron, another former Lowry student, is at the University of Nevada, Reno and has come to find that life in high school was different.
“I have accomplished a lot so far, one of the things that sticks out the most is how I have grown as a person. Going to college away from home; you have to learn a lot about yourself,” said Barron.
Barron is excited about her choice of career because it has been a passion for a while.
“I am going to be a dental hygienist and I decided to go into that because I have had an obsession with teeth and thought I would just roll with it,” said Barron.
Omar Guerrero was on last year’s varsity basketball team and signed with Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon.
“I have successfully finished a year of college, I feel like I haven’t accomplished anything yet and this is just the start to my future and a taste of what’s yet to come in my education and especially in my athletic career,” said Guerrero.
Guerrero is looking forward to many things regarding his basketball career as well as his majors.
“I’m majoring in political science with a minor in business. Basketball is a big priority, coming off my redshirt year, and seeing how this will be my last year at Clack, I just want to give it everything I’ve got,” said Guerrero.
Duran knew what it was like being in high school and struggling with the many responsibilities there are and stress there may be in making a decision for college. So, he gave advice on those topics.
“Always persevere. What a lot of high school students don’t realize is that college is hardly ever smooth sailing. There will be concepts that are difficult to understand, sleepless nights finishing countless assignments and even times where it seems like too much. However, one day you will look back on those days feeling satisfied and accomplished because you get past all those obstacles. Never lose sight of your dreams, if you set your mind to them, no matter what, you will achieve them,” said Duran.