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Melissa Giron ’18

 

Graduating this year from: Tolman High School. Favorite subjects: Math and science. Especially: Biology. Why: “Growing up, I wanted to be a doctor. I’m good at math and fond of science. I like to learn about the body and how our cells work.” Also likes: Art. Also took: AP Spanish, AP History. Extracurricular: Student council member, VP of her school’s National Honor Society, member of DECA business program. Latest accomplishment: She’s still #5 in her class, even though she has spent her whole senior year taking college classes in the Running Start program at Community College of Rhode Island. Latest challenge: Going to CCRI, working in retail 15-20 hours a week, and figuring out how to coordinate her schedule so it all fits in. Why she chose dual enrollment: “I thought high school was too easy, and I wanted a challenge. If things are too easy for you, you never make mistakes, and if you don’t make mistakes, you don’t learn.” Best course experience so far: Composition. “I think a lot more about writing than I did before.” A memorable assignment: An essay on justice and injustice after reading Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Biggest course challenge: Accounting. What she learned: “I thought I would like business, but I decided that it’s not for me. This experience at CCRI helped me find that out. It also helped me get better at time management and become more independent.” College plans: She got into all 12 schools she applied to. Leaning toward: University of Rhode Island or University of the Pacific. To study: Medicine. Dream job: Dermatologist. Favorite Crusade program: Wheeler Summer Program in middle school. “Everybody was really engaged with each other, and I made a lot of friends who I still know.” About my College Crusade advisor: “I love her. Every question I’ve had, she’s had an answer to – what to do, what not to do, especially with my college essay. She is always on top of everything for us.” Advice for middle school Crusaders going into high school: “You should get your work done and not get distracted. You can’t slack. You have to maintain good grades to get into a good college.” What she looks for in a friend: Trust. “Someone who I know I can go to and is not a temporary friend. Someone whose personality matches mine.” Biggest unknown about college: “None, really. My experience at CCRI this year has given me a grasp of what it will be like. There is always something to do, and it’s all up to you to get it done.”

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