Q: Class Rank?
A: 2nd (salutatorian)
A: Tonya and Thomas Murray.
Q: Future Plans?
A: Attend Siena College to major in biology as a part of their B.A./M.D. program, then attend Albany Medical College. I will also be diving on Siena’s DI swimming and diving team.
Q: Honors & Awards?
A: Rotary student volunteer recognition award, scholar-athlete, Section V scholarship recipient, Noyes Health Auxiliary scholarship recipient, three-time student of the year, Clarkson and Wells College leadership awards.
Q: Activities & Sports?
A: Diving, cross country, dance, Interact Club, Student Council, Brainstormers, PageTurners.
Q: What’s your proudest achievement from high school?
A: Getting into medical school at 17 through a B.A./M.D. program.
Q: What will you miss most about school?
A: I will miss how easy it is to see your friends every day
Q: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in high school?
A: To find what means the most to you, prioritize it, and work hard for it.
Q: What do you hope your life looks like in 10 years?
A: In 10 years I hope to have graduated medical school, started residency, done some traveling, and have a dog.
Q: Who inspires you to do your best?
A: I would like to think it’s myself. I believe that you should do your best for yourself and not because of what other people think or for them.
Q: What’s your favorite place in Avon?
A: My dance studio where I have the best memories. It’s where I’ve grown into who I am and met a family of teammates and teachers.
Q: If you could tell your 8th grade self one thing, what would it be?
A: Don't put so much pressure on yourself, prioritize your happiness, and believe in yourself.
Q: What would the title of your autobiography be?
A: “All Over the Place and Everywhere.”
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
A: Natalie Portman.
Q: How has living through a pandemic changed you?
A: It has made me appreciate the time spent with friends more and prioritize what makes me happy.
Q: What scares you about the future?
A: The uncertainty of it and losing a familiar support system.
Q: What gives you hope about the future?
A: That you have control over your future and can make it anything you want to be
Q: What advice would you give your 38-year-old self about being a good parent to a teenager?
A: Since my kids will most likely be dogs, I would tell myself to spoil them.