Ian Van Cleef Parents: Louise and Gary Van Cleef Plans: Florida Polytechnic University to study information assurance and cyber security to pursue a career in corporate network protection Advice: Don’t get lazy. Being a senior means you have more work to do than ever before. Don’t. Slack. Off.
AnnMarie Grossi Parent: John Grossi (father) Plans: Student has not finalized her future plans.
Taylor Matheny Parents: Nicole and Michael Matheny Plans: Edison State College to begin studying biology and pursuing a career in marine biology Advice: Have fun! High school is not as scary as it seems.
Sarah Reisinger Parents: Richard and Tishia Reisinger Plans: Florida Gulf Coast University to pursue a career in nursing Advice: Realize how fast time flies and that the year is over before you know it so to really achieve everything they can in the time they have left. To the underclassmen, the main advice I would give would be to get involved in the school and community as much as possible because you might regret it when you’re finished with high school.
Jacob Hurtley Parents: Shawn and Michelle Hurtley Plans: Joining the United States Air Force and then heading to college to study aerospace engineering Advice: Be flexible; things change. Don’t let your inability to adapt hold you back.
Scott Enders Parents: Rich and Sonia Enders Plans: Pursue a career in business and marketing Advice: It’s all about the money.
Alex Excell Parents: Ayu and Mitchell Excell Plans: Attending Florida Gulf Coast University to study chemical engineering Advice: Don’t procrastinate and enjoy everything while you can.
John Olszak Parents: Kevin and Sue Olszak Plans: Florida Gulf Coast University to study business and specialize in sales and marketing Advice: Work hard, and don’t slack off. Have fun!
Matt Jessen-Zegers Parents: Toni Jessen and Joe Zegers Plans: Working to save money for the next step Advice: Try hard now. It is the most important time of your life.
Blake Barrett Parent: Katrina Bray Plans: Attending Edison State College to study computer science Advice: Work your hardest until the day you graduate.
Kiera Ludwigsen Parents: Jen and Chuck Ludwigsen Plans: Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School to study cosmetology and become a hairdresser Advice: Make sure you try your hardest, and take every
Amanda Martinez Parents: Monica Bojanic and Raphael Martinez Plans: Edison State College to earn Associates degree in nursing and eventually become a pediatric nurse Advice: Enjoy every second of your high school years because they are going to be the best years of your life.
Beatriz Alonzo Parents: Beatriz and Julio Alonzo Plans: Attending Edison State College to study Psychology Advice: Don’t take your high school experience for granted. Enjoy it while lasts.
Patrick Silveri Parents: Manon and Robert Silveri Plans: Attend Florida Gulf Coast University to study Health Sciences and Dental Medicine Advice: Make sure to be aware of time management. You never know when a project will be assigned.
Isabela Fontaine da Silva Parents: Allyson and Jim Richards Plans: Attending college in Brazil to study architecture or design Advice: Be respectful because everyone here (MIA) is amazing, and they deserve it. And have fun!
Taylor Estremera Parents: Martin and Karen Estremera Plans: Going to work for Walt Disney World as an actor and character performer with career aspirations to pursue acting in theater and films Advice: Work hard. Never give up. Don’t stop believing in dreams of success, and always think of others.
Myra Ortega Parents: Alejandrina Ortega and Jose A. Ramirez Plans: Edison State College for two years and then transfer to larger school to study marketing Advice: For the seniors, don’t slack. This is your most important year. Be proactive! For the underclassmen, don’t be afraid to be involved. Take every opportunity and have fun. High school only happens once!
Alexa Campisi Parents: Ann and Rich Campisi Plans: Edison State College and eventually study business to work in the family business Advice: Stay on top of your grades and online classes.
Brianna Minus Parents: Traci Mata and Asbury Minus Plans: Palm Beach State Advice: For every student at MIA, the advice I’d give to them is enjoy it. High school goes by so fast. Enjoy the people you get to meet and the teachers who prepare you for the future. Don’t take anything for granted.
Josh Delsing Parents: Stacey and JJ Mrozinski; Scott and Brenda Delsing Plans: Florida Gulf Coast University to study business, marketing and management Advice: A #2 pencil and big dreams will take you a long way.