Senior Spotlights: North Central, Beginning of Year Hopes & Dreams

In our Senior Spotlight Series, we will follow YES Prep seniors as they set goals for their futures, apply for colleges, and make one of the biggest decisions of their lives. In each installment, you’ll meet seniors from one of our eight campuses with graduating classes. Check out our last installment, YES Prep North Forest.

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YES Prep North Central, September 8, 2016

North Central 1-9Meet Brianna Hayes

Brianna plays varsity basketball and volleyball. She’s also a member of the National Honor Society and Morning Crew. Over the summers, she’s worked with T-Camp and Camp Hero and has been a basketball scorekeeper. Brianna plans to go out of state for college and is looking at Kenyon, Oberlin, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, and Pomona. In state, she’s looking at Texas A&M, Texas State, and Midwestern State University. Brianna hopes to become a high school teacher.

“I want a liberal arts degree. As a person, I don’t focus on one thing at a time. I like to do multiple things and learn lots of different subjects.”

North Central 1-3Meet Bruce Hernandez

Bruce is involved with ACE and No Place for Hate. He would like to attend Midwestern State, UH-Main, or UH-Downtown. In college, he wants to study chemical engineering and to have adventures through clubs. His goal for his senior year is to balance his AP classes.

“I’m focusing more on AP Cal than on AP Environmental Sciences right now. I like science and am good at it, so I may brush the class off a little. I want to improve in all of the classes– not just one– so that I can get my credits.”

North Central 1-5Meet Joanna Zamarripa

Joanna is involved in theater and No Place for Hate. She is also a member of National Honor Society, Breakthrough Houston, and Bonding against Adversity. She wants to attend Scripps College but is also interested in Abilene Christian University, Providence College, UH-Main, Texas Women’s, Austin College, and La Salle. Her little brother, who has a speech communication disorder, inspired her to want to study speech pathology or audiology.

“When I went to IMPACT institute and talked to the admission officer, I became very excited about Scripp’s. There’s a focus on women’s studies, which is something I’m interested in.”

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