Stepping Outside a Comfort Zone

As another B Day rolls around the corner, students will drag themselves to their desks to start off the morning. For Junior Edith Palomino, her morning experience is similar, but one major aspect of her routine is quite different: she will be surrounded by seniors.

Palomino is the only junior enrolled in the college level Spanish course. Otherwise known as AP/ECE Spanish. From essays to a full class period of Spanish speaking, Palomino is adding to her knowledge of the Spanish language.

“At home, my parents speak English and Spanish, so I caught on pretty quick,” Palomino said. “I also watch this TV show online that is in Spanish, and that helps me alot.”

Spanish may not be new to Palomino, but spending a class with seniors is.

“At first I was scared because I didn’t know anyone,” she said. “So far it is pretty fun. The seniors are really funny and it is definitely a good experience.”

Palomino is also a part of the AG Department and is the reporter for the Future Farmers of America (FFA). Several responsibilities for the FFA include photographing chapter events and preparing displays for the school. The organization aims to prepare students for leadership, personal growth and career success.

Besides loving animals, Palomino also enjoys being a member of Operation Smile. “I like helping people and I wanted to join a club,” Palomino said. “I joined and now my friends and I volunteer together. For example, we rake leaves and get donations to support our causes.”

Sports are another major part of Palomino’s life. She competes in soccer, fencing and lacrosse. “Soccer is my favorite. I have been playing for 11 years and I am really used to the game and everything about it.”

As for the future, Palomino has a plan in store. “I want to become an engineer and hopefully stay in state for college.”

As for the far future?

“I hopefully will one day get married and have kids.”

Megan Brawner, Editor in Chief

Senior Megan Brawner is the Editor-in-Chief of the 2015-2016 Colonel. She is the captain of the cross country team and runs Indoor and Outdoor Track. She participates in Youth United for Global Action and Awareness (YUGA) Club and is the secretary of the Senior Class. She is the Editor of Key Club.

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