The NCVPS Super Student Award is for students who have gone above and beyond the course requirements and as a result have enriched the content, class dynamic, their own learning, their classmates’ learning, and even their teacher’s learning.
“Emily is always the first to contact me for the week and get started on her work. She has never submitted a late assignment and every single thing she submits is above and beyond what is asked of her. I am very impressed by her work ethic and her quality of work.” –Margo Melton, NCVPS AP Environmental Science Instructor
“My advice to other online students is to make sure you’re staying up to date on assignments and not procrastinating. It can be easy to forget about online assignments and fall behind because you aren’t seeing your teachers each day. Online students, especially ones who are enrolled in multiple courses, should be sure to check the daily announcements because they provide helpful guides on when assignments are due and any changes that have occurred. Being an online student requires a lot of responsibility, so be sure you can handle keeping track of due dates.” –Emily D.
I have greatly enjoyed my experience with NCVPS! I’m a very independent, organized person, so I knew NCVPS was the right choice for me. Taking online courses enabled me to advance my education at my own pace. I was able to study subjects that weren’t offered in my school, and I was pushed to delve deeper into material. My NCVPS teachers always leave comments on my submissions providing me with links to more information or recommendations of further research I could do to enhance my learning.
Some of my favorite Internet sites include YouTube and the Wall Street Journal. YouTube provides me with entertainment and can serve as an aid in my learning. I love to stay up to date on current events and be aware of what’s going on the world, so the Wall Street Journal, which is the online version of the popular newspaper, enables me to stay knowledgeable on the political scene and happenings around the globe.
Gadgets and Things
My favorite technology gadgets are my iPad and fitness trackers like Fitbit. Tablets enable people to stay connected, entertained, and can be used as aids in school. I think it’s amazing that fitness trackers can tell us so much about our own bodies and health status. Healthy body, healthy mind!
The Future Emily
After high school, my goal is to attend Columbia University for my bachelor’s degree. After graduating, I hope to go to medical school, and eventually become a plastic surgeon.
I love to travel and have been to numerous countries including Mexico, England, and Italy! I hope to travel the world and meet new people and learn about various cultures and customs along the way.
My favorite book is The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton. The Andromeda Strain is a science-fiction thriller that tells the story of a group of scientists who must contain and research an extraterrestrial microbe before it spreads across the globe and decimates the population. I prefer printed books to ebooks for many reasons, such as being able to write in and make notes in the margins while reading. I frequently find myself underlining and defining words I don’t know as I read, and noting my reactions or thoughts about certain things while reading, which I can only do through the use of printed books.
My favorite musician is Banks, a singer-songwriter whose music falls into a sort of alternative/indie pop genre.
I have two favorite movies, 10 Things I Hate About You and Hello, Dolly! I also like the TV show Sherlock.