Get to know MIHS Class of 2019 alumna Nicole Chavez!
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Name: Nicole Chavez
Where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Los Angeles California. I grew up in Mexico. I have lived in Dalton, Georgia for three years.
Elementary School: I went to elementary school in Guerrero, Mexico.
What were you involved with in high school? I have played soccer in my high school.
High School Achievements: I had an award when I was in 10th grade for being the highest English leaner in the Newcomer Academy.
Scholarships: I received a scholarship from Gilda Pedraza of $1000.
Plans after graduation: I am planning to work in a factory and attend college for part time.
What do you plan to study in college? I want to go and study in Dalton State College and major in medicine.
I chose this because... I want to become a pediatrician because I love to treat and help children.
What did you enjoy most in high school? I enjoy learning and socialize with my teachers and friends.
Favorite teacher and why? I do not have a favorite teacher; I love my four teachers of Newcomers Academy the same way. All of them have an important role in my English learning.
Favorite subject or class? I love Geometry because Dr. Fuentes help me understand in a best way.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Improving my English skills making it through my high school diploma and having a good GPA.
My greatest challenge was... learning the English language in the United States.
The thing I'm most proud of is.... Getting my high school diploma with excellent grades.
Who will you miss most? I will miss my teachers of Newcomers and regulars classes that help me with my English learning.
What are you known for? They know me for being a good student who always loves to help others.
What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time, I like to video chat my family that is in Mexico.
Who has influenced your life the most and why? Mr. Gonzalez has been the person who has most helped me throughout my problems. He always gives me his support, and he made me believe in my talents.
If you knew you could not fail, what would you do? I will try to be the best of the best in what will make me successful.
If money was not a consideration, what would you do? I will stop working and dedicate all my time and effort to my career.
My favorite high school memory is... being in the Newcomer Academy.
In five years... I hope to be with my family, have a better job, and to be in the middle of my career.