Seniors Aim for Careers in Optometry, Medical Field


Photo Credit Carly Arsenault and Karley Glover

Taeya Martinez, Business/Social Media Manager


4, 3, 2, 1—that’s how fast this last semester has gone and how many weeks of school are left for the Class of 2019. As this school year dwindles down to the end, seniors begin to reminisce on their last four years at LHHS while also looking ahead to their bright futures.

During his time in high school, senior Cory Pellerin played football his freshman and sophomore year, was on the varsity wrestling team all four years and was a member of National Honor Society for three years. Aside from these extracurriculars, Pellerin took interest in the medical field. His dad encouraged him to get into this line of work, which eventually brought him to taking medical classes. With this in mind, he plans on attending East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where he will study to become a physician’s assistant.

While he dreams of owning a big house one day, Pellerin is focusing on the little town he lives in now. During the time he has left in Lake Havasu, he hopes to enjoy memories with the friends he will leave behind in the fall. The friends that he’s made throughout the years are what he will miss most about high school.

With all the knowledge Pellerin gained in his time in high school, one solution that has stuck with him is to not procrastinate. He advises those coming into high school to remember this and to also know that high school is not as hard as one may think, but students should still take it seriously.

In agreement with Pellerin to not procrastinate is senior Tatum Liska. She encourages those coming into high school to manage their time wisely. She also recommends to get involved since being a part of a team and making connections with others is what she got the most out of high school during the last four years.

Being part of team is not foreign to Liska as she played multiple sports. She played basketball her freshman year and volleyball and tennis all four years while also holding the title of captain for both her senior year. In her last couple weeks, Liska hopes her tennis team can make it through a couple rounds in their upcoming state matches. Besides sports, she is also a member of National Honor Society and Freshman Mentor Club.

Although Liska was never involved in any science related clubs throughout high school, that is the route she will be taking post high school. She plans to attend the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona to study biology in hopes of getting her biology degree and soon after applying to optometry school. With the few weeks left at LHHS, she is aiming to maintain her 4.0 GPA while making the most out of her time with the teachers and friends she will miss most.

These seniors’ time at Lake Havasu High School is almost expired, and there are many  aspects they will miss. With post high school life in focus, these seniors are ready to begin their futures outside of Lake Havasu City.