Congratulations to Evelyn Pereda, FCS Class of 2011! Evelyn stopped by Florida Christian School to visit recently and she shared her exciting news…she will begin dental school at the University of Florida this August! Evelyn was the FCS class valedictorian and went on to major in microbiology and immunology at the University of Miami. She applied to several dental schools, including Nova, New York University, UF and Tufts, and she was accepted to all of these!
When asked about her experience at FCS, Evelyn shared that as an introvert, she learned to reach out to others, to ask for help, and to trust her teachers. She shared that her teachers took the time to listen and to work with her. She named Mr. King, Mr. Green and Mrs. Valdes as having had especially profound influences on her. Evelyn will always remember Mr. King’s frog analogy, Mr. Green’s love of teaching and Mrs. Valdes’ dedication to her yearbook students. Evelyn learned life lessons that will stay with her forever and she finished by saying “good relationships stay with you forever”.
God bless you, Evelyn, as you begin your dental studies at UF!