Andrada Polytechnic High School
Monik A. Pedrego
After high school, I plan to attend the U of A and work as a medical assistant.
I have always struggled with procrastination, but I have been able to work on that by getting a planner. It is still a struggle of mine but, hopefully, I can overcome it fully one day.
My inspiration has been my father. He is a very strong person, and I know he goes through a lot, yet he puts on a strong front. I hope that one day I will be able to be just as good a parent as he is.
After high school I will be serving in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Engineer.
Since freshman year I’ve had to overcome holding myself to impossible-to-reach standards, and be happy with my best.
My parents have been my source of inspiration to achieve greatness throughout high school.
I will be an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. I will be using this in Veterinary School to get my DVM. I hope to work at a clinic with my Veterinary Assistant Certification while in college!
One challenge I have overcome is time management while balancing clubs, leadership roles, homework, AP & Honors Classes, and other extracurricular activities.
My inspiration was my family. This includes my mom and dad, and my brothers, who are triplets with me, as well as my grandparents. They have been there from the beginning, and they are always my biggest cheerleaders. All of them encourage me to do the best I can and support me in everything I do. They’ve kept me going and have helped me get over hurdles.