More than 200 of Hillsborough County’s top high school seniors from 35 public and private schools accepted an invitation to share their accomplishments and take part in an essay contest through the 2021 R.F. “Red” Pittman Tribune Scholars program. Their profiles and essays are published here, just as the students submitted them. To search all schools, click here.
School activities and accomplishments:
- Vice President of National Honor Society, member for four years
- Member of other honor societies for several years: Mu Alpha Theta, National Technology Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
- Volunteered for week long community service projects with school for four years
- Exceeded 100 community service hours by end of Sophomore year with expected total to be about 200!
- Co-Captain of school sports teams for two years: Golf and Soccer
- Awarded The American Legion Good Citizen Scholar
College or other post-high school plans:
Plan to attend one of the state universities in Florida where he has received admission offers. Pursuing a degree in finance.
I believe that the vaccine should be the main focus of the government to immunize as many people as possible. We should prioritize those that are the most at risk of hospitalization or death, including the elderly and people with underlying health conditions.
We should also strongly encourage everyone to get the vaccine in order to more effectively create herd immunity. Aside from the vaccine distribution everyone should be wearing masks while inside and around other people excluding family members. I am against the closing of our state and country again due to the massive economic impact it caused, wreaking havoc on small businesses and the working class. Additionally, there needs to be a greater focus on educating people on what this virus is, how it spreads, and how to prevent it from spreading.
Educating people on the virus would create clarity for those questioning the need for masks and to provide understanding about the severity of this pandemic. Most of all I believe that people should just use common sense, be reasonable and protect yourselves and others.