Cindy Mendoza is the WHSAD Senior of the month of May. Mr. Powers, Cindy’s English teacher, had this to say about her: “Cindy perseveres. There is no task too difficult or too tedious that she cannot complete. Her work ethic excels far ahead of those around her. We could all learn a thing or two from Cindy Mendoza.”
Below, Cindy shares her thoughts on being the spotlighted Senior for May and what makes WHSAD a special place.
My main goal in WHSAD is to graduate on time. This is an important achievement for me because it’s going to move me forward with my life, and I need to graduate in order to go to college and get a career. I believe that by passing all my classes with above a 90 that end goal is becoming possible. Everyday I work towards improving my time-management skills. Though it may be stressful, I find listening to music helps me to become more focused. The programs and extra-curriculars are what I believe makes WHSAD such a unique and special learning environment. WHSAD gives you the chance to participate in a plethora of clubs and extra-curriculars. I believe I was personally chosen because I do my work. When I’m given a task, I ask teachers questions so I can better understand what we are learning and improve myself. English is my favorite because I’m very interested in what we do on a daily basis and never get bored. After graduation, I aspire to be able to be successful and complete college on time. I’m currently enrolled in City Teach with College NOW. Through partnerships that WHSAD offers, such as Co-Op Tech, I can prepare myself for the future. The programs in WHSAD are what makes the school so special. It’s easy to get support from teachers because some teachers are helpful and understand you and want you to succeed. WHSAD offers such a unique experience unlike any other high school through the architecture program. WHSAD has given me many opportunities to prepare myself for the future. That is why I couldn’t be more grateful for WHSAD.