Elementary School: Cumberland Hill Elementary
Major: Cell and Molecular Bio/Pre-med
What is your dream job? Doctors Without Borders/Neurologist
“The administration and teachers here are willing to work with you and facilitate your endeavors. You just have to be willing to put in the work, and advocate for change.”
Who was your favorite teacher or administrator during your time at CHS? What subject did they teach? What made her or him special?
Mrs. Delaney was the most caring and personable teacher I ever had. She taught biology my junior year, which inspired me to take AP Bio and enter a science field. She also ran our debate team senior year, and helped me to start my own club, the Helping Hands Club. Others who inspired me were Mrs. Iwuc, and Mrs. Graham. Mrs. Graham ran our debate team for three years, and was my “school mom,” keeping me sane as I stressed out in advisory or debate. Mrs. Iwuc helped me to sort out my stressful life, and apply for every scholarship available (that’s a lot!) With the three of them backing me, I made it through CHS. I am so thankful for everything they have done for me through the years.
What is something about CHS that people might not know, but should?
If you want something to change at CHS, it is up to you to approach the deans, and fight to make a difference. The administration and teachers here are willing to work with you and facilitate your endeavors. You just have to be willing to put in the work, and advocate for change.
What advice would you give to next year’s ninth grade students coming to CHS?
My advice to incoming freshmen is to surround yourself with positive and fun people who care about school and who care about you. Negative people create negative situations.
What makes CHS special? Why?
The community of support from your peers and your teachers. “We’re all in this together” at CHS.