Senior Spotlight Series: Brays Oaks, 2017 Goals & Dreams

In our Senior Spotlight Series, we follow YES Prep seniors as they set goals for their futures, apply for college, and make one of the biggest decisions of their lives. In each installment, you’ll meet seniors from one of our ten campuses with graduating classes. Below, you’ll meet seniors from our Brays Oaks campus.

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BO-17Meet Miriam Luna

Miriam Luna plays soccer and tennis, is a cheerleader, and is a member of JSA & Student Council. She loves to travel abroad to learn new things and has been to Ecuador through Amigos De Las Américas, South Korea through NSLI-Y, and Mexico to teach. She wants to attend Texas State University or College of St. Benedict, a school her older sister, a YES Prep alumna, attends. Miriam wants to major in nursing and hopes to continue playing tennis in college.

“I love science and math. I want to save lives and help people prevent diseases.”

BO-14Meet Gregory Sanders

Greg Sanders plays basketball and is a member of JSA. He likes to do community service over the summer and has attended Alpha Covenant Harbor’s summer program. This year, his goal is to maintain his GPA, manage his time while playing sports, and apply to as many scholarships as possible. He wants to study engineering in college and hopes to find an internship in the field for next summer. His top choices for college are Baylor and University of Houston.

“I want to study engineering because I like science and math. I like to explore things for myself and figure out how someone came to a hypothesis or conclusion.”

BO-12Meet Daniela Trejo

Daniela Trejo runs cross-country and track & field and is a member of Rice DREAM and FIEL. Over her summers, she has participated in many camps, including Texas Tech’s L.E.A.D camp, SFA’s Pre-med JAMP camp, St. Mary’s career exploration JAMP camp, and Texas A&M’s agriculture and science camp. In college, she wants to study biochemistry and be a part of a pre-med program to prepare for medical school. Her top college choices are Rice and University of Houston because there are so many medical opportunities in Houston. Outside of school, she wants to advocate for the rights of undocumented people.

“I enjoy learning about biology and chemistry and how they are connected. I love learning how the body and mind work and how I can improve people’s health in the future.”

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