Isis’s senior year at Lorenzo Walker Technical High School ended a little differently with COVID-19 changing the way that we socialize and communicate, but that did not stop Isis from reaching her goals.
“You have to look at the positive in every situation, even though my senior year may have ended differently, I still graduated from high school and doing school online allowed me to be with my family,” said Isis.
Although she did not get to walk across the stage to receive her high school diploma Isis said, “I’m proud of my community for celebrating the seniors this year and having a virtual graduation was very special, I’ll always have the video to look back on!”
Isis is majoring in Financial Management and has already started her first semester with Florida State University virtually, and will be heading to live on campus in August.
Isis wasn’t always so sure that college could be a possibility for her. She is the first in her family to attend college and didn’t know what resources were available for her, or if she could even afford to go to college.
In her junior year of high school, she applied to the College and Career Prep Program at Champions For Learning, with the help of her counselor. “Champions For Learning provided me with resources I never knew existed and every question that I had they had the answer,” said Isis.
“I learned how to plan financially for college, by applying for scholarships and filling out the FAFSA, the program made the possibility of going to college a reality,” said Isis.
Isis is looking forward to getting involved on campus and becoming part of her campus community by joining organizations like Women in Business. She also plans on getting involved in the community by interning in local non-profits.
“Through Champions For Learning my community made a huge impact in my life and I want to one day make a difference in the lives of others,” said Isis.