Myrka Cardoso-Garcia

Myrka Cardoso-Garcia is fairly certain she will be attending the University of Michigan next fall.

Although she doesn’t have a specific major in mind, Myrka is certain her future includes science. Currently, she is interested in the health or medical field.

“I like learning about the human body,” Myrka said. “It’s kind of like a mystery that you get to investigate.”

Myrka loves the close-knit, supportive community that St. Philip has to offer. However, that doesn’t stop her from striving for independence.

“In the future, I don’t want to rely on anyone or anything,” Myrka said. “I want to be able to do it.”

This top ten student’s favorite year of high school was her freshman year.

“I enjoyed it because it was a change going into high school,” Myrka said. “I realized that there are so many other things that school has to offer.”

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

Diego Campos

Diego Campos is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to choosing a college. His top choices include the Naval Academy, Notre Dame University, the University of Michigan, and the Coast Guard Academy.

As far as what he will study, Diego is considering International Relations, Political Science, Engineering, or Chemistry.

As class Salutatorian, Diego excels in academics as well as sports. His favorite sport is soccer, which he plans to continue in college.

“I like [soccer] because of the teamwork,” Diego said. “You can’t really get the ball into the net if you don’t work as a team.”

Diego also ran for the St.Philip cross country team. A fond memory he has is cartwheeling over the finish line.

“I got disqualified, but it was a fun experience,” Diego said.

All in all, Diego’s ultimate goal is to live a happy and fulfilling life.

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

Nicholas DweHein

Nicholas DweHein enjoyed high school from the sports to the classroom to the extra-curricular activities.

“High school was the quickest four years of my life,” Nick said. “Maybe it’s because I enjoyed it.”

This top ten student currently has an internship with Battle Creek City Hall in the finance department. His favorite internship task is to scan and file paperwork, which surprised him.

“Scanning papers is what I do the most,” Nicholas said. “I usually hate organizing, but I like that.”

Nick plans on attending Kellogg Community College for his first two years of college and then transferring. He wants to major in financial management but hopes to fine-tune his major down the road.

A former Domino’s employee, Nick know he doesn’t want to work in the fast food industry.

“It’s not the kind of job I’m aiming for anymore,” Nick said.

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

Lydia Cutshall

Lydia Cutshall wants to explore the medical field in college, which she will do either at Michigan State University or the University of Tennessee.

Why did Tennessee make her short list?

“It’s warm down there, and I like their pre-med program,” Lydia said.

Currently, Lydia is interning at Omega Castings, where she does computer-animated design and three-dimensional printing. Lydia’s father, an engineer, also works at Omega Castings.

“[My father would] really like me to be an engineer,” Lydia said. “He keeps telling me every day that I should be, but I see myself going in a medical direction.”

Lydia loves to watch sports like basketball, but her favorite sport to play is tennis. The most rewarding experience of Lydia’s high school career was St. Philip winning the tennis league title two years in a row.

By: Magdalene J. Hill, Class of 2019

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