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The student news site of Kingwood Park High School

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Eva Abshire, 6th

Q: What is your GPA, if you know it? 

A: 5.39.

Q: What are your plans after high school? 

A: I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin to study biochemistry.

Q: Why did you choose that school? 

A: I chose the University of Texas because of the research opportunities available to underclassmen, the amount of things to do in the city of Austin and the sports teams.

Q: What do you plan to major in? 

A: Biochemistry.

Q: What career do you wish to pursue in the future? 

A: I want to pursue a career in pediatric oncology. Family members that have been affected by cancer and my mom working at MD Anderson are some of the reasons that have inspired me to pursue this career.

Q: Have you been in the Top 10 all four years of high school?

A: Yes.

Q: How did your rank look throughout high school and how did it change?

A: I was 9th my freshman year at Porter High School, and 5th at Kingwood Park until the final report card.

Q: What did your schedule look like this year?

A: Dual Credit English, Honors Anatomy and Physiology, AVID 4, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, Office Aide, Track and Field.

Q: What are your extracurricular activities? 

A: National Honor Society, 2024 Class Officer Delegate, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Vice President, Student Council Member, Science National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), St. Martha Catholic Church Confirmation Youth Group Leader.

Q: What do you do outside of school? 

A: If I am not studying, I am usually spending time with my family and friends these last few months before I leave for college.

Q: What was your favorite class you took in high school and why? 

A: Throughout my high school journey, Dual Credit US History with Coach Coovert, OnRamps Physics with Mr. Taylor, and AP Biology with Ms. Lynam have stood out as my favorite courses. The enthusiasm and dedication demonstrated by my teachers in these classes not only sparked my interest in the subjects but also made learning a genuinely enjoyable and engaging experience.

Q: What was your hardest class in high school and why? 

A: PHYSICS! Physics was difficult for me because the concepts and formulas were challenging to grasp, especially with my busy junior year schedule making it harder to find study time.

Q: What teacher had the biggest impact on you and why? 

A: Coach Coovert has had the most significant impact on me because of his unwavering dedication to his students despite the personal struggles he was facing at the time. Things like showing up to my area track meet 4/11/2024 when he could have gone home to his family shows the love and care he has for his students and I hope to have this same passion in my future career.

Q: What would you say was your biggest accomplishment in high school and why?

A: My biggest accomplishment throughout high school has been being able to balance all of my activities and still make time for the things that are most important to me, my family. At one point I was doing morning track practice, a full school day, after school track practice, and a four hour gymnastics practice all while being involved in school and prioritizing my education. Creating time for my family and making them proud has been the most rewarding part of my high school experience.

Q: What’s a moment in high school that stuck out to you?

A: My uncle passing away four days before the start of my senior year is something that has stuck with me because of how much he supported me with all that I do. The start of this year was challenging, but thinking about him and his encouragement got me through difficult times. While there will be one less person at my graduation, I hope that what I have been able to accomplish this year would have made him proud.

Q: If you could give freshman you one piece of advice, what would it be? 

A: I would tell my freshman self to not be so hard on myself, realize that everything can not be perfect 100% of the time, and to get more SLEEP.

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