One of the missions of the Parents' Club is to distribute scholarships to graduating WGHS seniors. Fifteen $1000 scholarships were awarded to the Class of 2020, with plans to do the same for the Class of 2021. Recently, one of our Scholarship Committee Chairpersons connected with last year’s scholarship recipients to find out about their college experiences. We’re excited to share an update on Rosalie Garza with you!
Rosalie is studying biomedical engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
What is your favorite thing about college so far?
“My favorite thing about college is that there are so many classes to choose from and you can really fine-tune them to your interests. Almost all of my classes are science, which is my favorite subject, and some of them have lab or discussion portions where you can really dive into the material.
Another thing I love about Mizzou is the community feeling. Even though it is a big school, everyone feels connected and like we all have a common purpose in our studies. My classes are collaborative, and we all help each other. I couldn't be more excited for the Spring semester!"
What are you looking forward to this year?
“I'm looking forward to seeing my friends and meeting people from my new classes. The class I am most excited for is Programming for Engineers because I have been interested in computing for some time. It is taught by a professor with incredible biomedical research so I can't wait to learn from him.”
How did the WGHS Parents' Club scholarship help you?
“It is a great honor to have been selected by the Parents' Club as a scholarship recipient. It helped cover books and a special piece of engineering software that I will need throughout my studies. Most importantly, the support from my community gave me the confidence to start off strong in my college career.”