Ariel Johnson

LaVega High School

Q: What are your study tips?

A: Organize the information into chunks of the most important information. Study it in increments of time and study often.

Q: What is one thing you wish you’d known your freshman year?

A: Every grade, every decision, every class affects your high school and college careers and choices.

Q: What has been your favorite and your most challenging subjects?

A: My most favorite subject would be anatomy and physiology. I really like looking up all the medical stuff. My most challenging subject would be reading.

Q: What are your plans for college?

A: I haven’t decided on my college yet — it’s either Abilene [Christian University], Texas A&M or MCC because I want to obtain a master’s degree in nursing.

Q: Growing up, what is something your mother or father always told you?

A: My mom always told me that nothing in life comes easy and that you have to work for what you want.

Q: Was there one teacher who had a significant impact on you?

A: There have been two. Ms. Matus was an aide for science and is now an AVID teacher. Ms. Ellis was an AVID teacher, and now she’s a principal at the junior high. They’ve always helped me with my work, and they’ve always told me to never give up and keep going for what I want.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?

A: Even though I’m a very outspoken person, I’m very shy deep down inside. I cheer, I’m in student council, I’m president of National Honor Society — I’m in a whole bunch of stuff, but no one knows that deep down inside I’m very shy.

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