Name: Rochelle Garciano

High School: Van Horn High School

Class Rank: 1

Academic Honors: National Honor Society, McCoy Award Recipient.

Who was your most inspirational teacher and why?

If I had to choose my most inspirational teacher, it would be Mrs. Debbie Cox because she has helped me realize how great it would be to pursue a career in the medical field. She was there for me when I was going through some troubles at the beginning of my senior year. She reassured me that I am going places in life.

What college are you attending and why did you pick that school?

I have chosen to study biology at Park University because they offered me scholarships, covering most of my tuition. Park University’s campus is beautiful, their class sizes are small, and their 2 Plus 2 program will allow me to attend UMKC medical school my junior year, as long as I maintain a 3.5 GPA.

What are your plans after college?

I plan to attend medical school after college, and I want to pursue my dream career of being a pediatrician because I love children. I want to be able to help my community in the best way I know possible!

 

Name: Anna Bogart

High School: Van Horn High School

Class Rank: 2

Academic Honors: Independence School District STEM Student of the Year, Van Horn Biomed Student of the Year, McCoy Award Recipient, National Honor Society.

Major Extracurricular Activities: Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars (ACES), KC HealthTracks Thursday Night Live.

Who is your most inspirational teacher and why?

My most inspirational teacher is Mrs. Debbie Cox. She has helped me through all of my academic challenges and many personal challenges. She has made my dreams of becoming a physician possible. Without her, I would have no experience in the medical field, and I would have never accomplished everything that I have. She has inspired me since my junior year to do everything I can to reach my goals.

What college are you attending and why did you pick that school?

I will be attending Coe College this fall because of the opportunities they offer, and I feel the environment will allow me to further my education.

What are your plans after college?

I am planning on attending a Doctor of Osteopathy Medical School after graduating from college.