High School junior, Elisabeth, Stays Busy with Volunteering and Extracurriculars

Q. You received the prestigious KEYS internship from the University of Arizona! Congratulations! What will you be doing?
A. The KEYS Program is an extraordinary opportunity where high school students across Arizona can spend their summer mentoring in laboratories side-by-side the U of A faculty. This experience allows students to learn proper lab techniques, complete a college-level science class, and further expand their love and knowledge of science. As of now, I am unaware of what I will be specifically studying, but I am excited to do anything that would help continue my passion for STEM.

Q. You are also very involved in school and volunteering in the community. What groups and clubs do you participate in?
A. At school, I am part of the drama productions and varsity swim. I am also involved in clubs such as NHS, Choir Council (Treasurer), Kindness Krew, and International Thespian Society (Secretary). Outside of school, I am a member of the National Charity League as well as the Governor’s Youth Commission. Additionally, I volunteer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital as a Junior Patient Transporter.

Q. What are your plans after high school?
A. Beyond high school, I hope to pursue my passion for science in a medical career. I aspire to become a doctor, but as of now I am uncertain of which specialty. I also wish to continue my love for singing by possibly minoring in music. Ideally, I would love to find a way to combine both of my interests and help heal through music.

Q. Any advice for younger students on making the best use out of your high school years?
A. Starting high school can be overwhelming. Just make sure to be who you want to be and do what you love. Additionally, being involved inside and outside of school can help you find your passions. Remember that you
don’t have to be perfect and that it is ok to make mistakes. Lastly, never stop being you!

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