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.
“After I graduate high school, I plan to attend a four-year university where I will double major in Elementary and Special Education. After this, I would go on to further my education by receiving a Master’s in Occupational Therapy with a concentration in Pediatrics. I also hope to get accepted into the Disney College Program where I will become a cast member for the Disney company in one of their Florida theme parks or resorts.” –Mikayla
“Mikayla is a model student. Her academic integrity, her consistency, and her level of analysis and synthesis reflect a deep desire to learn and a commitment to the process of becoming a true student of history. Her engagement throughout the year has been humbling, and I am honored to report that Mikayla is hoping to pursue a career in education as a teacher. I have also thoroughly enjoyed her willingness to communicate and build a great student-teacher relationship despite the lack of face-to-face opportunities. Mikayla embodies the benefits of the online learning platform and demonstrates her passion for European History on a daily basis. I greatly respect Mikayla’s dedication to my class and her overall growth as a human being. Mikayla is a perfect example of WHY I teach.” –Freebird McKinney, NCVPS AP European History Teacher
My experience with NCVPS was phenomenal because I got to advance my education by choosing two courses this year on the online platform. These were tough courses, but they definitely included some flexibility in the way the workload was conducted week by week. I had two different teachers this year from NCVPS, and it was clearly evident that they both cared about their students by keeping them in the loop and checking in with each of us every week. It was a much more personalized learning experience for me, and I would definitely take more courses again like this!
Advice to Online Students
For all other online students, I would recommend sitting down each week and planning out when to get all of your assignments done in a timely fashion so that if you do finish early, you have some free time from the course. Throughout a course, particularly AP courses like mine were, there is always something to do, so take advantage of that time you get. Also, go to the review sessions in the conference rooms if your teacher offers them because they are most beneficial when reviewing for a test or examination. This will allow you to clear up any misconceptions before advancing forwards in the course.
In my free time, I like to shop online, and sometimes I get on social media like Twitter and Instagram. My favorite website is Pinterest because I could spend all day looking at all of the exciting and interesting things that different people have done creatively. I am a creative person and I like the ideas of DIY.
Gadgets and Things
My favorite technology gadgets are my iPhone and my laptop because they are practical and I can do a variety of things on each device.
A goal that I had for this semester was to finish strong and stay on top of all that I had taken on for the year. I knew it was going to be a really busy year, but I had the goal to keep balance in all that I was doing so I could be successful. I believe that I achieved this goal, and I hope to be able to carry this skill throughout my life outside of the classroom as well.
I was the First Baby born in the year of 2000 in North Carolina . . . 45 seconds after the ball dropped! I am known for being the Millennium Baby by a lot of my peers in my community!
I loved the Hunger Games series of books as well as the Divergent series. They were so action packed and well written! I am also a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks and John Green books as well, so I will be catching up on the newest ones this summer!
The music question is really hard for me because I absolutely love music. I do not have a real favorite, but anything pop works for me!
Favorite TV Shows
I love watching Netflix so I usually spend a lot of time watching Chick Flicks like Grey’s Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, One Tree Hill, Friends, and 90210.
When I am older, I hope to be really successful and travel around the world so that I can say I have truly lived! One of my favorite sayings is “Pura Vida” and I hope to do just that when I am older! I have begun traveling around to different places now, and I hope it will continue throughout when I am older even more!