National Honor Society Member
Girl Scout Silver Award (Fall 2007)
National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar
High Honor Roll (4 years)
National Society of High School Scholar
Gettysburg College Book award (excellence in History)
NHS Role Model recognition (Oct. 2008)
Principal 2nd Violinist, Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra
Junior/Senior Project "Pass with distinction"
I consider myself a responsible and dedicated person. I'm the person you can always depend on. I always follow up promptly, do what's asked of me to the highest quality possible, and I am open and there when you need me, because I'm always on top of things.
I'm also passionate about what I do. I've studied art and violin non-stop for 8 years. I can proudly say I practice violin every night for an hour (at least). I'd like to say I'm pretty good now. Strong in the arts, I'd like to also say I'm creative. In combination with my attention to detail and postive attitude, I make a good worker. I'm like this because I know sucess doesn't come without work. That’s why I’ll spend a month painting individual hairs on an otter or freckles on rocks, just for the effect, or why I’ll spend hours nitpicking and perfecting an essay, or wrestling with Physics. I welcome challenges as an opportunity to grow.
Lastly, I'm here to help; I like to leave things a little better than I found them. I love to help others, which is why I'm so into opening up new ways of communication--whether through music, art, or language. I continue to expand my communication and language skills because it's important to be able to communicate with as many people as possible in this day and age. Communicating with more people means more shared ideas, and new ideas lead to learning and innovation. And I never plan to stop learning, growing, and adapting.
Commissed to paint a plate depicting a penguin for Catherine. Spring 2009.
Played Violin for Stratford Community Theater's rendition of South Pacific. Summer 2009.