Ready for my journey to continue at UDC to study mechanical engineering. I always keep my eyes toward NASA, that’s been my dream company since I was like six.
What are your plans for next year?
Next year I’m going to go to UDC and study mechanical engineering. It’s close to home, it’s real affordable and I feel like I could definitely get a lot of the information and knowledge that I need. While I’ve had some engineering help in classes in high school, I definitely feel I could get a further education if I take it to college.
What are you most excited about for next year?
I’m definitely most excited about broadening my horizons – having that sense of independent freedom, but also that sense of, “now’s my time to shine.” Now I can really use this opportunity to find out who I truly am and what I truly want to do. Because, say I get there and engineering’s not really right for me, I have plenty of options to choose from, and I feel that regardless of what I choose, I should be ok.
What’s one goal you have for next year?
I definitely want to try to broaden my network more, not only with students and adults, but just overall.
What’s one lesson or skill you’ve learned at Spark that you think will be the most helpful for this next chapter in your life?
I’ve really enjoyed my time at Spark. I would definitely recommend it to anyone else in high school. It’s a great program, a great way for you to get out there and learn more not only about yourself but how to get along with other people, people locally in your area, and also have a really beneficial mentor who will help you out throughout your high school years. It’s just an overall great experience – you can’t find an experience like this in other companies, not as well as Spark, that is.