Mohonasen High School
PARENTS: Ann and Ronald McCarthy
COLLEGE OR OTHER PLANS: Attending Stony Brook University studying Biomedical Engineering.
AFTER COLLEGE: Attending Medical School to become an orthopedic surgeon.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF THE LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL? THE MOST REWARDING: The hardest part of the last year of school is knowing that this is it for high school and really pushing yourself to stay on top of your work and keep your grades up. As seniors, it can be easy to slack off. However, the most rewarding part is getting to graduate and realizing all of the amazing things you’ve accomplished throughout the years.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC/HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED: One thing I learned about myself during the pandemic was that I’m extremely organized and motivated to do my work. Learning from home for a lot of kids was extremely difficult. However, for me, it was quite easy because I kept all of my work organized and was motivated to stay on top of it. One thing that changed about me throughout the course of the pandemic was my mindset. I truly realized that you have to live your life to the fullest and make every day count because tomorrow is not promised.
WHAT IS THE MEMORY OF SCHOOL YOU WILL NEVER FORGET/WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL: My favorite high school memory is winning soccer sectionals in 2019 (junior year). The thing I’ll miss most about high school is playing soccer in a packed stadium and having all the fans cheering for you.
WHAT’S IN YOUR MUSIC PLAYER: Pitbull, Usher, and throwbacks from when I was younger.
FAVORITE BOOK OR AUTHOR: “Becoming” by Michelle Obama
BEST PART ABOUT GRADUATING: Getting to see how much I’ve accomplished.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: My mom