Q: What advice do you have for incoming 9th grade students?
A: Something I would tell incoming freshmen is to be yourself. Many people are ashamed or feel discriminated based off of what they belief and/or background but instead of feeling that was just embrace it. There's going to be times where you feel like you're alone and hopeless but just push through it. Think about the result instead of the process. Along with that, just have fun. These next four years are going to fly by so just join clubs, go to events, and go to homecoming. These will make for unforgettable memories.
Q: What are your post-graduation plans?
A: After graduation, I'm planning on attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I'm not completely sure on what I want to major in but at the moment I'm leaning towards Biomedical Engineering.
Q: Is there an MMSD staff member that impacted your time in MMSD?
A: I would totally say my counselor, Lisa Lehman. All throughout high school, whenever I had a question about anything school-related, she would make sure to go out of her way to answer it and give me her thoughts on whatever it was. I can see that she truly cared about how I did and what I would do after high school. Even as a senior, I go to her if I have any career questions, need more information about a job, or a simple thought. Without her help, I don't know where I'd be.
Q: What are you most proud of during your time at MMSD? Or a favorite memory?
A: I really enjoyed the events that were made and just having the opportunity to meet new people. Ever since the start of high school, I felt the inclusiveness of MMSD and the way they want to connect out community in the best ways possible. I would say my favorite memories are the Latino community events. I was really happy when I realized that MMSD accepts anyone and everyone and this is one of many examples. Coming from a Hispanic background, this hit home that makes me really joyful and optimistic about our community.
Q: Favorite Quote?
A: "If you want to buy things without looking at the price tag, you got to be able to work without looking at the clock."