This week senior goes out to ms. number one, top of the senior class, AP honors student Mirna Peralta. Mirna Peralta will be attending University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a full scholarship! She will be studying biology and conduct her own research upon graduation from college and eventually earn a phD.
Mirna was the vice president of Be More 2017 – 2018, past junior marshal, involved in WakeUp! Club, MaPP Math Competition Team Member and so much more. Mirna’s biggest motivation is imspired and and motivated by her desire to make her mom proud. Her biggest accomplishment was getting into UNC – Chapel Hill and being able to conduct research in a lab during her internship with American Chemical Society. Advice she has for students at the G is “Always try your hardest, even when you don’t want to. It will pay off in the long run. Do what your future self will be thankful for.”
Selena Cortez is a honors student who has displayed leadership on campus in many different ways. She wants to be a paramedic while attending CPCC. She then plans to transfer to UNCC where she will be studying to become a doctor. Selena is a varsity athlete playing softball and volleyball, JROTC Cadat, works as an Athletic trainer and is a PBIS Speaker American Graduate.
Selena’s biggest motivation is her mother and all of her teachers who have pushed her to do better things in life. Her biggest accomplishment was being able to be a part of winning teams on JROTC, volleyball and softball. The best memory of High School for her was listening to the Garinger Education Foundation talk to her class about how much Garinger has changed and how much they’ve helped with scholarships and softball donations. Her advice for the students at the G is “Start string and end strong in everything you do at Garinger.”
The principal at GHS always said to do School plus two. With Gina Nguyen she did more than just that. Gina is an AP honors student who does just about everything on campus. She is dedicated member of the LASA, Yearbook, was stage manager for the Romeo and Juliet performance, SGA member, National Honor Society and so much more. She also does a lot of volunteer work in her community. Her most recent project that she had finished working on was a campaign to help immigrant students have access to in-state college tuition with her LASA team members. Gina Nguyen will be attending the Passport Program where she will go to Central Piedmont Community College for one year and then transferring to University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she will be studying exercise science to become a Physical Therapist.
Her biggest motivation are her teachers by pushing her to try her very best at everything. She had to many good memory in high school to choose from, but she said that she has had the best time working with her friends in all of her clubs outside of school as a way to make an impact. Gina lives by the quote “The only person that can hold you back is yourself.” An advice she has for the students are the G is to “Never give up no matter how many people try to push you down.”
This week’s senior of the week goes out to a student who perfectly represents the high school students everyone wants to become. He is an honors and AP student, varsity athlete and captain of the football team, past junior marshal, and works part time. Elijah Richardson will be attending University of Charleston where will will be playing football and studying computer science and information technology.
Elijah’s biggest motivation is his family members and he wants to be a role model for them in his life. His biggest accomplishment was being accepted to play football in college with a scholarship and having his own signing day. The best memory of high school for him was winning the football game against the state champion, Harding University High School, during his senior year. He lives by the quote “Do what you NEED to do, so you can do what you WANT to do.” His advice to the students at the G is “Do the hard work first then do whatever you want to do after.”
Everyone has their own talents and hobbies and for Yahiree Zertuche that is art. Yahiree is a wonderful artist who will be attending Queens University of Charlotte in the fall of 2019 where she will be studying animation. Yahiree was a member of the Art Club and Asian Culture Club. She also served as a Junior Marshal. Yahiree Zertuche is an AP honors student with an amazing imagination and great creative skills. Many of her artwork has been on displayed all around the school and also in the Arts Showcase.
Her Favorite quote is “Take time to stop and smell the flowers.” Her best memory of High School was being able to spend time with her friends as a part of the Asian Cultured Club. Yahiree also has an advice for students here at the G, ” Use the most of your time and do not procrastinate. Do what you need to do before deadlines and finish them early.
Senior of the week goes out to Isaiah Lawrence. Isaiah Lawrence is a honor student and JROTC cadet who will be attending University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Fall 2019. Isaiah’s biggest motivation are his parents and he wants to make them proud and be successful in life. His biggest accomplishment was being placed into honors classes and succeeding in them.
His best memory of high school is maturing throughout the years and becoming a better student by having a change in attitude and improving his work work ethic. Isaiah’s favorite quote is “Grow up and move on to achieve better things in life.” An advice he has for the students of the G is “Don’t stress, just live life to the fullest every moment and work hard towards success.”
Hello, Garinger staff and students my name is Aniyah Grimes and I’m a senior. For my graduation project I’m exploring ways to make the school system better. One of my main points is attendance and figuring out where absenteeism stems from. Please take my survey to help create new policies that I plan on sharing with admin.