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.
Cadence Harmony Kinsey
School activities and accomplishments:
1) Toastmasters Club speaker freshmen year.
2) SGA historian and photographer.
3) Mathnasium summer internship.
4) Kindergarten volunteer junior year.
5) Poem published in “Futures” 2018 Poetry Collection.
6) 2nd place winner in Entrepreneurship Club.
College or other post-high school plans:
I have applied to UCF and Eckerd where I hope to pursue the career of a veterinarian. I also hope to own my business or two and run a Youtube channel. I would own a clothing business for babies and for other ages interested in clothes that have inspirational quotes/reminders. For my YouTube channel, the content would range from uplifting music videos to cooking and cleaning. I would eventually love to travel the world, taking care of large animals as a vet, and even own my own clinic for animals of all kinds.
They say history repeats itself. As a nation, we should learn from
our past mistakes. Covid-19 is a pandemic that has impacted many countries. If wearing masks and social distancing did not seem to slow the spread of this virus, considering we have been in such an outbreak for over a year, then perhaps it is time to seek new methods. We must first ask how it spreads. Covid-19 is airborne, and therefore, should be treated like other airborne viruses we have overcome. We must look at what worked in the past and apply those skills and tips to this pandemic.
In the past, we have isolated ourselves when feeling blue, been sure
to cover our sneezes and coughs, and we have taken the time to heal. It seems the difference between the past and now, is now we depend on the government to be our parents. They tell us when we are sick, what to do and for how long. In the past, if we knew we were sick, we were responsible enough to stay home. We can not forget to care for ourselves and for the ones we love. Eating hot soup, using as many tissues as needed, and using steamers are all ways that help suppress sickness. To cease Covid-19 the important thing to do would be to go back to our roots, what has always helped us while we were sick, and do those things.