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. This college offers the two majors I desire, when most schools don’t offer anything similar. The classes are small, the teachers are great, and the opportunities in Tahoe are endless.
Today I ski, love life, love my family, and strive to do everything that opens my eyes wide and makes me smile.
I joined a robotics team in high school, which led me to mechanical engineering, but while my enthusiasm for engineering waned after a couple of years my love for the outdoors never did. After developing an interest in running my own business, I transferred to SNC as an Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship major.
The search of who I really am is underway in this chapter at Sierra Nevada College, trying out a path of Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship, but the answers only lie in the depths of myself, in no one else, no matter how hard I pry. I thrive for me, and constantly wonder where my boots will take me next.
Neither my mother nor my father graduated from college For them, seeing their children succeed means more than their own success. I am incredibly grateful that they made sure I grew up with a strong concrete foundation. My father constantly reminded me that “education is the most important thing in life,” and his message is becoming clear.