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Mary Gerik

Reicher Catholic High School

Q: What are your study tips?
A: It’s good to make a schedule and set aside time to study. Don’t study all at once, because then you’ll just overwork yourself.
Q: What is one thing you wish you’d known in your freshman year?
A: I wish I’d known to take pressure off of myself. You have four years ahead of you to have fun and learn new things.
Q: What are your school and community involvements?
A: I’ve been an athletic trainer since junior high, and I’m the secretary on student council. I’m also a part of the new student campus ministry we started last year. I was part of the Waco Symphony [Belles & Brass] for two years, and I played varsity soccer for two years. I also participated in TAPPS art and TAPPS academic competitions.
Q: What do you plan to do after graduation?
A: I plan to attend the University of Texas at Austin and major in biochemistry to pursue a career in either pharmacy or being a physician assistant. I also want to take art or design classes.
Q: What has been your favorite subject?
A: Probably Spanish. We learned a lot about Spanish artists, and I really enjoyed learning about the culture.
Q: What one word describes you best?
A: Determined.
Q: What is your proudest accomplishment thus far?
A: I’m proud that I’ve been ranked at the top of my class through high school. I’ve gotten the award for being the top student my freshman through junior years.

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