Beth Vonasek

Lorena High School

Q: What has helped you develop good study habits?

A: It helps if I set aside a certain time without any distractions. I also set aside breaks for myself so I don’t lose focus.

Q: Do you have any study tips to offer students?

A: If I have a test over a certain chapter, I’ll read the chapter first and then go over the key terms. I keep reading these over until they stick in my mind.

Q: Where is your favorite study spot?

A: I like to study in my house. I get distracted easily, so any type of noise gets in the way of focusing.

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

A: I wish I’d known not to get too stressed. My education is important, but stress makes me do worse in school.

Q: What is the best lesson you’ve learned from a teacher?

A: School should be about learning — not the grades. You shouldn’t just try to make good grades. You should try and make yourself more intelligent and prepared for the future.

Q: What are your school and community involvements?

A: In school, I’m on varsity soccer team, and I’m student council treasurer. I’m the secretary of National Honor Society and part of the site-based decision-making committee for the school. I’m in the youth group at my church, St. Jerome Catholic Church. I work at the Brookshire Brothers in Lorena.

Q: How do you decompress from a stressful schedule?

A: If I have any free time, I like to relax by reading or watching movies.

Q: Use one word to describe yourself.

A: Hardworking.

Q: What do you plan to do after high school graduation?

A: Right now, I’m planning on going to Texas A&M to study biomedical engineering.

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