At iSucceed Virtual High School, we have dedicated students who work hard to get their diplomas. That’s why we decided to start a Student Spotlight series, so we can shine the light on a few of our awesome students.
This month, we bring the story of a student who just finished her last quarter with iSucceed! Although she had a feel stumbling blocks, she got back on track and earned her diploma early. Check out her inspiring story below.
The Story of Sarah Geopel, recent iSucceed graduate
“I absolutely love to talk to people,” said Sarah. “I enjoy having deep, thought-provoking conversations and also finding the time to have fun together.”
Another great thing about Sarah is her confidence in herself; she embraces being unique.
“I have a quirky, outgoing personality, and am often known for being smart. Although if you really get to know me, you’ll find out that I’m quite… different from other people. But I feel that it is a good thing to be different, and I want to share that with the world,” said Sarah.
At one point in her high school career, Sarah faced some challenges that set her back on graduating. But she decided she wanted to obtain her diploma, so she came back to iSucceed and worked hard.
“My goals [when I enrolled in iSucceed] were to get as good of grades as possible and to graduate early” said Sarah.
And despite coming to iSucceed behind on credits, Sarah did accomplish her goal and graduated a semester early with good grades.
“I feel proud because I managed to graduate a semester early, and I even finished that semester a few weeks early. On top of it, I even managed to get straight A’s,” said Sarah. “I don’t claim to be perfect, but I always try to work with what I have and move on in life.”
In her last quarter at iSucceed, Sarah was also diligently working toward earning her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license. Now that she’s graduated, she plans to finish CNA schooling and work in an assisted living home. Although, Sarah tells us that getting her CNA license is simply a first step to help her get funding to go to college for something she is passionate about.
“Nursing isn’t my passion, and I don’t know if I will further my education in it, but it is a good start to living on my own,” said Sarah. “Even though it probably won’t be my career path, I am still determined to do my best and make the residents’ lives better. After I’ve gotten myself established, I’m contemplating starting a career in the arts.”
When it comes to advice for other iSucceed students, Sarah has a few great tips:
1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! No matter how stupid the question, it doesn’t matter what others think, what matters is that you learn more and satisfy your curiosity.
2. Don’t be afraid to share other things with your teachers too, whether it’s something you read that you think they may be interested in or lesson material that you find inspiring.
3. Put forth your best effort! I know it may be tempting to put minimal thought into responses on things such as discussions and projects, but nothing worth doing is easy. It reflects well on you to try hard, and you just may learn something interesting too.
4. Have a great life! Make a difference in the world, don’t just be a bystander, and don’t fall victim to violence and peer pressure.
Check out this article to see how you can graduate early with iSucceed.
- Do you have any encouraging thoughts you’d like to leave with Sarah? Share with us in the comments below!