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Senior Feature: Mikayla Starbuck

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).


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Reese Allen
Reese Allen is in her first year of journalism. She is entering her junior year of high school.  She participates in National Honor Society, Student Council, Class Officer, and basketball. In her free time she likes to hangout with friends and watch Netflix.
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