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Cooper Baddley

This summer, junior Cooper Baddley will travel across the country to Brown University to take part in a medical summer course titled “A Week in the Life of a Medical Student.” Baddley is attending the program to help decide if the medical field is really for him.

“I’m just doing it to see if I really like medicine and if I want to pursue it in my future,” Baddley said. “I’m just trying to get as much experience as I can and immerse myself in what I could be doing.”

When Baddley first discovered his interest in the medical field, he starting applying to different programs in the hopes to earn experience and skill.

“It’s just hard to get more experience in the field because it is a very high up field, so I started looking at outside things and I saw programs like Brown,” Baddley said. “I decided to enroll and I ended up getting accepted.”

Baddley credits finding his interest in health and medicine to taking classes at RHS.

“After taking classes like Physiology I started saying ‘I actually like this stuff and I wanna do more of it,’” Baddley said.

Rachel Barber

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Junior Rachel Barber is excited to be spending her summer further pursuing her journalistic interests at the Medill-Northwest Institute in Evanston, Chicago. The program entails a hands-on five week stay in the campus’ communication dorms, all day classes taught by the university’s professors and industry professionals as well as field trips on weekends, all to strengthen the talents of those accepted.

This program is aimed for future editor-in-chief’s of journalism but for Barber, it opens an even wider door into the world of media productions.

“I hope to bring back more skills mainly in broadcast because obviously that’s something we’re more new to with the merging of journalism and media productions,” Barber said. “I’ve learned a lot this year, but I think I’m gonna focus as heavily as I can on the broadcast courses that they offer there so I can come back and make our show better.”

This program will be an important experience in helping Barber shape not only her beloved journalism program, but also her eventual career in the subject.

“I’m really hoping this will be a great experience for me because it’s really something I want to do for the rest of my life and if I could get into NWU that’d be amazing — it’s kind of one of my dreams now,” Barber said. “I’m just excited to bring back what I learn and put it into a program that’s given so much to me.”

Alex Suba

As another school year comes to an end, new opportunities begin to emerge for Roseville High School junior Alex Suba. Suba was accepted  into an International Relations Institute at Georgetown University in Washington DC. The program takes place at the end of July, and is one week long. Suba will not only be taking classes at the University, but will also be doing hands on interactive activities to get involved with the program.

“I will be taking classes at the university and also be doing outside activities in DC, so hearing speakers, visiting museums and the CIA, stuff like that,” Suba said.

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According to Suba, it’s always been a goal of hers to work for the United Nations.  

“I’ve always been interested in international relations and foreign policy and for the future,” Suba said. “My goal is to work for the United Nations, so I think this will really help me get exposure and experience and to be in DC which is the place to be for that.”

Suba believes attending this program will help give her a better idea of what she wants her major to be in the future and propel her towards her goals.

“I think I’ll get a good idea if I want to major in international relations and if I end up working or doing something for the United Nations,” Suba said. “I think it will give me a good head start for that.”

Suba is not only looking forward to the program, but is also looking forward to what this unique yet helpful experience will bring her. She is particularly looking forward to meeting and making connections with people from around the world.  

“I’m excited to make connections with people from  around the world and just learning if this is a path I want to take,” Suba said.  

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