Eye of the Tiger

HUMANS OF RHS: Monica Gonzales

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TARAH JOHNSON

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RHS senior Monica Gonzales revels in her last year on this campus. Bouncing back from an illness that followed her through junior year, Gonzales currently weaves her way through medical programs that will propel her to her ideal career, gaining new experiences along the way. With steadfast friends that make life enjoyable, Gonzales learns the significance of strong relationships and relishes the thought of living life to the fullest during her final months as an RHS student.

– Tarah Johnson

“This year is our last year and it’s definitely one I won’t forget. I started off the year strong, no longer ill from an illness I had during junior year. I got into the ROP medical careers program and it has totally changed my life. I connect with patients everyday and I get a hands on experience. I hope to continue down this path and hopefully end up having a career in the medical field.
I have two best friends, Naomi Ukaegbu and Lily Loza who have been my best friends since freshmen year. I am so lucky to have formed an amazing friendship with these two beautiful, intelligent ladies. Everyone deserves to have best friends like that. Every weekend my friends and I do Friday adventures. We get in the car and drive. We don’t know where to, but we drive until we find a new spot we haven’t been to.

I started this because you have to live life to the fullest. You never know when it’s your last day, and I think it’s so important to be happy with the people you love. This year I learned that people come and go. Everyone that’s been in your life has been in your life for a reason, to teach you, to love you, or to experience life with you but the true ones will always be by your side.”

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