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Senior Alexis Nadreau lands herself a pilot license

Standing in front of her family-owned plane, Nadreau and her grandpa wrap up after her first training flight. She is holding the flight checklist, which includes all the steps required to have a successful flight. “I felt very happy and proud; all the work leading up to that moment was worth it,” Nadreau said. “When I was controlling the plane, I felt nervous at first since it was my first time flying alone, but once I was in the air, I felt a lot more confident.”

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Flying at 1,000 feet, peering down at the city of St. Louis, senior Alexis Nadreau does what she has been learning since she was 7 years old: flies an aircraft.  “Flying is one of the things I am really passionate about. I flew a lot when I was a kid, and I developed an interest over time,” Nadr...

Juniors Umeera Farooq and Alexis Nadreau explore medical field at UC Berkeley

Watching her group member suture a chicken breast, junior Umeera Farooq learns more about the medical field of surgery. Being able to do hands-on work helped Farooq solidify her passion for medicine and learn about different aspects of the field. “I want to go into medicine for sure. This camp opened my eyes to the variety of opportunities in the surgery field. Instead of just being interested in being a surgeon, now I’m thinking of anesthesiology or being an OBGYN,” Farooq said.

Sabrina Bohn, Deputy Managing EIC

August 22, 2018

Attending the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) at University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) July 15-23, juniors Umeera Farooq and Alexis Nadreau learned about medicine and healthcare through lectures and hands-on work. “I'm really interested in going into a job in the medical fie...

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