By: Reese Allen/Junior Writer and Content Editor
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. When it comes to high school, the most important thing you can do, is your best.” – Unknown
Senior Mikayla Starbuck plans to study nursing after high school.
“I knew nursing was the career for me a few minutes after I started my anatomy class last year. Plus, I’ve always been a fan of Grey’s Anatomy. I just like all the action and excitement. You know, the fast pace and quick decision-making associated with medical trauma–and the anatomy class itself just came easily to me. It just made sense.”
A desire to help people, along with the pace and action associated with emergency medical care, says Starbuck, are reasons she also plans on an eventual career as a certified flight nurse (CFN). “
My real dream,” she says, “is to move to a big city and work in an urgent care clinic.”
“I will need to first earn a bachelor’s in nursing, work as a registered nurse two years in trauma, and then become a CFN. I’d also like to eventually earn a master’s in nursing.”
While at Blue Ridge, Starbuck played the clarinet in both middle and high school concert band (grades 7-12), participated in ski club (grades 11-12), and was a varsity basketball cheerleader (grades 11-12).