Editor’s note: It’s graduation season. This is the second story in a series of Roosevelt County graduate profiles.
By Christina Calloway
Four Floyd High School students shared their hopes for the future and reflected on their high school careers as their senior year comes to an end. Graduation is at 1 p.m. on May 24. Here are profiles of the students selected by Floyd Schools staff:
Name: Tessa Nall
School highlights: Basketball, volleyball, track, FFA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Daughters of the American Revolution scholarship recipient, honors student.
What’s next after graduation: She will attend Midwestern State University to pursue a degree in radiology.
Favorite high school memory: Playing mud volleyball. “We had a class competition with the underclassmen. Everyone was tackling each other and trying to get each other wet.”
Biggest lesson learned in school: “Just to keep focus on the important things and not get distracted with the extra stuff because it makes life complicated.”
Goals for the future: She wants to be a radiologist assistant.
Name: Taryn Lee
School highlights: Volleyball, basketball, track, FCA, gymnastics, honors student.
What’s next after graduation: She will be getting married in June and plans to move to Amarillo to pursue a degree in nuclear medicine at Amarillo College.
Favorite high school memory: “When we had our class pool party. Just hanging out, it was the start of our junior year.”
Biggest lesson learned in school: “Going hard and working hard pays off in the end. I used to stress myself but it all worked out. I’m going to college, I have a job. Life just kind of fell into place.”
Goals for the future: She wants to study and research cancer. “I want to be successful with my job so I can provide for my family.”
Name: Tabitha Ornelas
School highlights: Basketball, volleyball, FCA, FFA, and cooking class.
What’s next after graduation: She is going to Clovis Community College to become a registered nurse.
Favorite high school memory: Going to Colorado for a volleyball camp her junior year. “We were all really close. We’d hang out every night doing crazy stuff.”
Biggest lesson learned in school: “Just enjoy the little things while they last.”
Goals for the future: She wants to become a registered nurse and have a good-paying job.
Name: Colby Rogers
School highlights: Football, basketball, FFA, FCA, honors student.
What’s next after graduation: He will be attending Eastern New Mexico University in the fall and will work on his grandfather’s ranch.
Favorite high school memory: Senior skip day. “We went to Clovis and ate and went to the movies.”
Biggest lesson learned in school: “Don’t rush things. People get into such a big hurry, you can forget the small things.”
Goals for the future: He hopes to graduate college and be rich.