Seniors Strive for Futures in Nutrition, Biomolecular Chemistry


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Taeya Martinez, Social Media/Business Manager


As the countdown to graduation continues winding down, seniors work to finish the school year on a high note with the little time that is left.

Throughout high school, senior Tally Burgener was a member of the Freshman Mentor Club, National Honor Society, treasurer of S-Club and this year became President of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). HOSA helped give Burgener her most memorable experience by receiving the chance to go to an international competition in Dallas, Texas. Getting to go with her best friends and meeting people from all over the world was an experience she’ll never forget.

Before high school is over, Burgener hopes to enjoy the time she has left in Lake Havasu by spending time with her friends and doing all the “high school things.” All the friends she’s made over the course of the last four years are what she will miss most, especially since none of them will be attending the same college. She will be attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she will study nutrition in hopes she will become a registered dietitian.

Since being a part of HOSA was such a significant part of her life, Burgener encourages those coming into high school to get involved. She’s had “the most fun in the clubs and activities she’s in” and hopes that others will have the same enjoyable experiences.

Like Burgener, senior Nicholas Cuda was a part of various clubs. He is President of Pride Alliance Club, the founding President of Film Appreciation Club and was a part of a club which had much significance in his life, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Business teacher Laura Denny inspired Cuda to join FBLA his freshman year, and he has since enjoyed every second of it. It was an important part of his life as it helped boost his confidence each year he was a member. Cuda also encourages others to join clubs as “it is the best experience of your life.”

Even though Cuda took a great deal of interest in the business field during high school, his focus will be on the science aspect post high school. He plans on attending university, although he has not chosen which one, to study biomolecular chemistry and eventually earn a job in that field. Before high school comes to an end, he still hopes to receive his industry certifications for computer information sciences.

Overall, both seniors sincerely enjoyed high school and will both miss a great deal about the last four years. As fourth quarter begins, the closer they get to beginning their futures.