Welcome to PCIA’s Student Profile blog series, where we help you get to know a little more about each of our all-star students! While we’re proud of our academically rigorous, STEM-focused program, we also know how important it is to take a break from work sometimes, and make space for some of the more fun things in life, like getting to know your classmates. After all, PCIA is known for its focus on building strong relationships, not just between students and faculty, but among peers as well.
All of our students come from different academic backgrounds, and each has come to PCIA with the desire to be challenged academically and with the intent to build a satisfying future and life after high school, whatever that means for them. PCIA students go on to 2- and 4-year colleges and universities, technical degree programs, and some enter the workforce right away after graduation. We hope that by getting to know some of the students who already attend PCIA, you might begin to envision your own bright future right alongside them.
Favorite subject: IT
What project or assignment has challenged you the most as a student? Why?
The final project I have been working on in my environmental science class is the most difficult so far. I knew I wanted to help with native plants around Mill A School (where PCIA is located), so I decided to plant a native pollinator plant garden. This has been the most difficult because I have been going around the school for the past couple weeks trying to get confirmation about the garden, plan for the garden, researching what will work for the garden, and I even reached out to the Underwood Conservation District to get help on this project.
What was the most enjoyable book you’ve read for school this year?
The most enjoyable book that we have read this year has been Worlds Of Fiction, which is a book full of short stories we have been reading in my multicultural literature class. If I had to choose a story from this book, it would be “Within A Grove,” by Akutagawa Ryunosuke.
Which subject do you think will prepare you most for life after high school? Why?
Probably English. I have been told on several occasions that this subject is used everywhere and that these classes will better prepare me for the future. Let’s hope they are right.
What is your favorite class in school? Why is it your favorite?
Do you prefer group or individual work in school?
I prefer to work by myself.
What is something that makes you really happy?
Something that I thoroughly enjoy playing is a card game called Magic the Gathering, my friends and I play it quite often and I would like to think I am pretty talented with it.
What’s your biggest dream in life?
I would like to become even more talented in everything I do and continue to further develop my mind. If that is what someone else would like to do, then PCIA is perfect for them. I would encourage people to have fun being their authentic self while exploring the endless possibilities once they join PCIA.