“I want to be a doctor so I can take care of people when they get sick.”
“Wait, so, how do you spell ‘doctor?’”
“I really enjoy including people in things because, from experience, I‘ve always been put out of things, I don’t know how to explain it. People, like, would leave me out maybe because I’m different and I’m taller and stuff. I don’t know. It just felt like I wouldn’t fit in. I always wanted to include people in things and make them feel wanted.”
“I guess I am passionate about just being happy and making others happy around me or cheering their mood up.”
What’s the craziest thing you’ve done to make someone laugh?
“It was a birthday party and like she was sitting there and I put icing all over my face and I rubbed it on hers and, yeah, I messed up all her makeup and stuff.”
“Before, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Now, I know exactly what I want to do, and I’m ready for life after high school. I was planning on enlisting in the military, but Cmdr. Brown has mentored me, telling me that I have officer potential with my knowledge and skills. The instructors really do care about you. They’re not here just to make you do what they want you to do. They actually guide you on the right path and I’m really grateful to them for that. They put me on the right path.”