Scott was inspired by a Development Economics Class with President Lynn Gillette to pursue classes on international affairs and global leadership, and then to pivotal service learning experiences in South Africa. He was introduced to the former CEO and Director of Save the Children during the 2013 MiddCORE Program, and everything fell into line.
Katie Hughes is a non-traditional college student who received her GED at a small community college and became a member of two honors societies before transferring from her previous school. Her goal is to attend Harvard Business School for her MBA and own her own business.
Luis Chavez’s passions are soccer and snowboarding. His future entails graduate school and owning his own business.
Cole Mizak received high honors throughout high school, and some of his poems and short stories have been published. He competes on a regional and national level in motocross competitions nationwide. His goals include graduating Summa Cum Laude, achieve a high ranking on the LSAT, and attend an Ivy League law school.
Andrew Casey has held an internship at a law firm while working on his Business degree. He fundraises for the Wounded Warrior Project and Greenpeace, and enjoys helping others.
Bridget McGuigan has successfully maintained a 3.8 GPA while juggling work, college, friends, and the Marine Corps Reserve. She manages the school soccer club team and tutors math in the Sierra Nevada College tutoring center. Her goals include finishing her Marine Corps Reserve Contract and attending graduate school.
It wasn’t until the end of my sophomore year of high school when I realized I couldn’t live without the mountains. Sierra Nevada College is the perfect school for me – the classes are small, the teachers are great, and the opportunities in Tahoe are endless. My long-term goals are to be an activist in the environmental world, to inspire everyone I interact with to live a more sustainable life, and to encourage others to embrace each individual’s uniqueness!
The classes, students, and faculty have allowed me to accomplish more than I ever believed possible. Yes, it’s been challenging, but I wouldn’t change any of it. This college has changed me forever for the better.