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Ariel Reyes

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Bio

Hi my name is Ariel Reyes and I am a senior graduating from Vernon High School in May. I have a 4.6 GPA and am ranked 9th out of 115. I am a mother to a beautiful baby girl and participate in many extra curricular activity groups. I am going to attend West Texas A&M University in the Fall and will be fulfilling my education of Nursing. I plan to become a BSN and obtain my masters degree and find a job in the nursing field for a community where nurses are most needed. I have participated in Dual Credit classes as well as AP honors as well all four years of my high school career. I want to further my education and help the world become a better place as well as help others when they need it most.

Education

Vernon High School

High School
2020 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
    • Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants
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  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medical Practice

    • Dream career goals:

      To become a BSN or LVN

    • Child Development Professional

      Boys and Girls Club of Vernon
      2022 – 20231 year
    • Waiter

      Chicken Shack
      2021 – 20221 year

    Sports

    Track & Field

    Varsity
    2020 - 20222 years

    Basketball

    Junior Varsity
    2020 - 20233 years

    Cross-Country Running

    Varsity
    2020 - 20233 years

    Arts

    • Vernon Collge

      Music Criticism
      2023 – Present
    • Graphic Design Vernon ISD

      Graphic Art
      2023 – 2024

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Vernon ISDParticipant
      2022 – 2024
    • Volunteering

      Vernon High School Student CouncilParticipant
      2021 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Vernon ISDParticipant
      2023 – 2024

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Etherine Tansimore Scholarship
    Hi, my name is Ariel Reyes and I am a senior at Vernon High School. I am a mother to a wonderful six month old baby girl who I had at the beginning of my senior year. I have a GPA of 4.6 and ranked 9th out of 115 of my class. I am attending West Texas A&M in the fall of 2024 on a nursing plan. As I said in the beginning, I had a daughter when I was 17 at the beginning of my senior year. It was something I least expected especially when going into my senior year although it became the best thing that has happened to me. Being a young mom hasn't been easy, between school, parenthood, and work it's hard to balance all. I go to school full time and take college classes as well as work part time after to provide for me and my daughter. With being a senior a lot happens in your last year of high school as well as a lot has to be done too. I'm finishing school regularly to obtain my top 10% position in my class so I can have a better opportunity with my future education. I come from a single parent household of a mother who works two jobs to make ends meet. She's raising two daughters and a granddaughter on her own. My passion for making a positive impact on the world through my medical career is unwavering. As a future healthcare professional, I am dedicated to serving and improving the well-being of individuals and communities. Through my medical career, I plan to prioritize patient-centered care, treating each individual with empathy, respect, and dignity. I aim to advocate for healthcare equity and accessibility, particularly for underserved populations who face barriers to quality healthcare. By staying informed about pressing health issues and advancements in medicine, I strive to provide evidence-based and compassionate care to my patients. Furthermore, I envision engaging in medical research and innovation to contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge and improve patient outcomes. I aspire to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to develop solutions to global health challenges and promote health equity on a larger scale. By participating in medical missions, volunteering at community clinics, and supporting healthcare initiatives in underserved regions, I aim to address healthcare disparities and make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Ultimately, I see my medical career as a platform to drive positive change, advocate for health justice, and inspire future generations of healthcare professionals to prioritize service, compassion, and social responsibility in their practice. By integrating my values, skills, and passion for service into my medical profession, I am committed to leaving a lasting impact on the world and contributing to a healthier, more equitable society for all.
    Crawley Kids Scholarship
    Community service has always been a core part of my life. From a young age, I was taught the importance of giving back and making a positive impact in the community. I have dedicated countless hours to volunteering at local shelters, organizing charity events, and participating in environmental clean-up initiatives. The impact of community service on my life has been profound. It has allowed me to develop a deeper sense of empathy and compassion for others. Working alongside diverse groups of people has broadened my perspective and taught me the value of collaboration and teamwork. Through community service, I have also honed valuable skills such as leadership, communication, and problem-solving. My aspirations for the future are deeply rooted in continuing my commitment to community service. I hope to inspire others to get involved in meaningful causes and make a difference in the world. I aim to play a role in creating positive change, whether it's through supporting underserved communities, raising awareness about social issues, or advocating for environmental sustainability. By leveraging my skills, experiences, and resources, I strive to be a catalyst for positive transformation and contribute to building a more compassionate and inclusive society.
    Sammy Ochoa Memorial Scholarship
    Winner
    Hi, my name is Ariel Reyes and I am a senior at Vernon High School. I am a mother to a wonderful six month old baby girl who I had at the beginning of my senior year. I have a GPA of 4.6 and ranked 9th out of 115 of my class. I am attending West Texas A&M in the fall of 2024 on a nursing plan. I plan to make a positive impact on the world by one day being able to provide affordable health care to those in need and communities all around the world as well. Attaining a career as a nurse has always been a passion of mine. I’ve always wanted to assist others and improve their quality of life even at their lowest. Therefore, I think pursuing such a career will provide me with the opportunity to help improve the community's health quality conditions and learn about their medical needs. I want to be able to give back to those in need who struggle everyday to keep a family and to those who don't have much medical access like most people do. I want to become one of the best nurses a hospital can have and be by peoples side when they're in need most. With the shortage of nurses yet to come, I want to be the opposite and help the world gain more. I want to take on the opportunity of going to the next level and becoming a successful nurse in the future. Some trials and tribulations I've been through would be becoming a mother at a young age. As I said in the beginning, I had a daughter when I was 17 at the beginning of my senior year. It was something I least expected especially when going into my senior year although it became the best thing that has happened to me. Being a young mom hasn't been easy, between school, parenthood, and work it's hard to balance all. I go to school full time and take college classes as well as work part time after to provide for me and my daughter. With being a senior a lot happens in your last year of high school as well as a lot has to be done too. I'm finishing school regularly to obtain my top 10% position in my class so I can have a better opportunity with my future education. I come from a single parent household of a mother who works two jobs to make ends meet. She's raising two daughters and a granddaughter on her own. She's been working two jobs for over five years now and has done her best to provide a good living for me and my sister. She does so much to give us the opportunity that most people have. She helps take care of my family as well. My grandfather who has poly-cystic kidney disease has had his kidneys taken out for about four years now and does dialysis every day and my grandmother takes care of him. They all try to help one another out the best they can especially under the circumstances. It hasn't been easy for them either, it's definitely been a battle trying to stay healthy and find a donor who matches to try and save his life. The main thing that seems to keep us together is the time we have together and simply us. Even though life hasn't always been fair, it has blessed us in many ways. Only God knows the reason for why we go through the things we do.
    Gomez Family Legacy Scholarship
    The most important thing that motivates me to become successful is my family. I come from a single family household of a father who came to the U.S. to make a better living for his family and himself. With being illegal he has struggled to keep a job. Once one job is done it's on to the next. His work life was never stable. He did what he could to survive this economy and for his daughters. My father now lives back in Mexico and hasn't been able to see me or my sister for a few years now. My mother is a single mom who works two jobs just to provide a stable living for her children. She has worked two jobs for over five years now and continues to just make ends meet. I have a six month old daughter who I had at the beginning of my senior year and have been continuing to go to school to finish my high school education because of her. She has been my world and I want to do everything I can to provide a great living for her. For being a young mom, it hasn't been easy for me but it has been possible. Between school, work and parenthood, it's hard to balance between the two. But I want to strive and do the best I can to not only make my parents proud but also to show my daughter how anything is possible to do no matter the circumstances or situation you've been through. Pursuing an education of nursing has always been a dream of mine. I've always wanted to take care of others and be there when they are in need most. Nurses are a big part of the medical field and the world needs more. Being a nurse can allow me to become a part of this world that matters and allow me to make a difference. I want to help improve the communities health quality conditions in which this world sits. I want to be able to give back to those in need who struggle everyday to keep a family and to those who don't have much medical access like most people do. It's important to me to give back to my parents for all they have given me and my daughter. It hasn't been easy for any of us but we can make a difference. Through my education there will be a difference. I will not only be providing for me but for my family as well.
    Be A Vanessa Scholarship
    I plan on using my education of nursing to make the world a better place by helping care for them when they're in need the most. Attaining a career as a nurse has always been a passion of mine. I’ve always wanted to assist others and improve their quality of life even at their lowest. Therefore, I think pursuing such a career will provide me with the opportunity to help improve the communities health quality conditions and learn about their medical needs. After becoming a certified BSN or RN, I want to specialize in pediatrics and care for the youth, the future of our world. After gaining the education needed, I want to be stationed somewhere where they need nurses the most, and I plan to stay for a while as well. I want to be able to give back to those in need who struggle everyday to keep a family and to those who don't have much medical access like most people do. I want to become one of the best nurses a hospital can have and be by peoples side when they're in need most. With the shortage of nurses yet to come, I want to be the opposite and help the world gain more. I want to take on the opportunity of going to the next level and becoming a successful nurse in the future. My career vision is to one day be able to provide affordable health care to those in need and communities all around the world as well. When people are in need of health care they're often the first to come to a nurse. No matter their circumstances or situation, we as nurses are there to care and comfort them as much as we can. I believe becoming a nurse requires many things but most importantly I think it requires a heart. You have to care for others as you care for yourself. They need nurses the most in those moments there in care especially when they are alone in their situation. My family and I have overcome many adversities. My father is an immigrant who came to this world to provide a better living. He raised me and my sister for the longest time switching from job to job just to make a living. My mom who is a single mother works two jobs to provide a healthy livable home for us. Especially now with how the economy is, it isn't easy raising kids, let alone her kid who has a kid. I had a daughter at the beginning of my senior year and have been struggling to balance between school, work, and raising a child. I continue to go to school regularly so I can maintain my top 10% position and have a better chance at getting into college and getting the assistance I need to fulfill my education. Being a mother so young isn't easy but I would take this chance over and over if I could. My daughter has become the best thing that has ever happened to me and has been the reason I continue to do more and more for her everyday to provide a healthy beneficial living for her.