What is your Coronado Story? What brought you to Coronado?
My dad has been in the Navy for over 20 years as a Seal. He has currently has been promoted to captain so naturally the military has sent my family around the world to places like Germany, Virginia, Kansas, and presently Coronado. We moved here when I was in 4th grade, and I’ve been going to the Coronado schools ever since. Now, as a junior, I feel so lucky to be able to attend CHS because it is such a friendly school and it is very close to everything.
What was it like growing up here?
I really enjoyed growing up here because all the friends that I have now I met when I was little, and am still friends with them today. I have really enjoyed growing up and being surrounded by all the same friends since I was little.
What do you like about living in Coronado?
Coronado is great and I love how the island is so small and I can get around quickly. Mostly, I like the schools and the great opportunities I have gotten here on the island.
What are you involved with at CHS?
I was in Sports Medicine last year and I am in Advanced Sports Medicine this year. I want to study International Medicine in college and become a pediatrician. These classes have given me a lot of information about the healthcare pathway. Also, my class was the first to intern at Sharp Coronado Hospital, and I absolutely love working there because we get to experience things we don’t in a classroom setting. For example, six weeks ago, I worked in pathology and got to hold sections of the human brain which reenforced core topics we learn about in the class.
Also, I helped bring HOSA to Coronado High. HOSA stands for Health Occupation Students of America, and I am the vice president of the CHS chapter. HOSA is just beginning, but in years to come we hope to expand more so we can do more to educate the community about emergency responses and basic first aid.
Recently CHS-HOSA competed at a State Leadership Conference in Irvine, CA where five members made it passed the first round, which was a written test, and moved on to represent Coronado in the second round, or practical test, where we were asked to check ranges of motion, strength and perform tapings and stretches. Also, I will be competing for sports medicine student of the year at St. Francis' Sports Medicine Competition. I just found out I made it passed the first round, and will be competing against two others in a verbal presentation about the cervical spine.
What do you like doing in your free time?
In my free time, I like to be with my friends because they are very important to me, and I have created strong bonds with them over the years. I know that senior year is right around the corner so I try to spend time with the people that are important to me.
Who inspires you?
My Advanced Sports medicine teacher, Connie Martinez, inspires me because she is extremely hard working and does so much for all of her students. She really cares about our futures, and tries her best everyday to be there for us. Without her, I would have no idea what career I would want to pursue in the future and wouldn’t have the amazing opportunities I do because of her help!
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