Student Feature: Paulina

April Student Feature

My name is Paulina, and I am currently in my first year as a sophomore at UT High School. At UT High School, I find my classes to be more challenging and rewarding as I create my own schedule to complete all my coursework on time. There are no longer loud classmates that distract me from my work or lectures that are agonizingly slow. I am finally allowed to move at my own pace and set aside time for myself at the end of the day. 

I moved from Colorado to Texas at the start of August, so it wasn’t a surprise that I immediately detested my new environment and it was only made worse because of the scorching heat. I only spent a month in the local high school before I transferred to UTHS for better opportunities and to lower my high levels of stress. Now I am able to spend more time with my family and enjoy activities throughout the day as well as broaden my hobbies. 

Once I graduate, I plan to be a veterinary technician. Animals are the ones I truly want to help and the ones I understand more than anything else. I spend a lot of time researching health problems and animal behaviors that help me better understand my dog and two cats to make them live more comfortable and healthy lives. 

When I’m not doing school work, I do plenty of research and reading to broaden my knowledge about subjects around me, whether it’s coding, animals, or psychology. Learning with UTHS was one of the best decisions I have made since now I can spend valuable time preparing myself for the future.