By Jessica Ibrahimian
Life isn’t always easy, but we try to make the best of it. We walk among almost 2,000 students at HHS but we don’t get to know how their lives go. Some people think just because life gets complicated we should give up, but that isn’t true.
Senior Allison Aranda arrived in the United States at age 11, not knowing what she wanted to do here, but ever since she volunteered to help kids with their homework after school, she fell in love with being around children. Her dream is to be an elementary school teacher.
Allison is an accomplishing student. She can easily be described as an intelligent, confident and motivated girl.
Her favorite subject is Sociology. She stated, “I like sociology because it’s about human behavior and recognizing why people act the way they do, so in the future I will understand my students better.”
Allison is also taking a Careers in Education class with her favorite teacher, Dr. Jakubik, to learn as much as she can about what a teacher needs to know to succeed in the classroom. She also takes advanced classes to get prepared for her future.
Allison has experience in child care already. “I have a little sister, which gives me the responsibility to take her to school and back every day,” she says.
Taking care of a person isn’t that simple. Besides babysitting her sister, Allison also has a part-time job at Dunkin Donuts after school, and yet still manages to get amazing grades.
While Allison believes she would love to get a little more time to herself, she loves everything she does. Babysitting her sister, studying lot, and working to make money for college next year are her main focuses at the moment.
The positive thing is she has the support of her parents with any decision she makes.
Her life consists of going to school, activities after school such as (Going Green, LASA, and Spanish Honor Society), then to her job, and finishing all her homework when she gets back home, a much fuller life than she may have envisioned when she first arrived here.
If she could tell her past self one thing, it would be, “To follow my dreams, to not listen to anyone but me. Some people come in your life as a blessing and some come as a lesson.”