Waco High School Student of the Month - November 2017

Waco High School Student of the Month - November 2017
Posted on 11/01/2017
WHS

Reagan Lawrence
Senior - Academy of Arts, AV and Communication


Coming into high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life afterwards. I had become used to the idea of being told what to do or what I’m supposed to do. Entering Waco High and also developing into The Academy of Business and Industry, I quickly learned that I would need to start thinking for myself and making my own decisions. 

The Arts, AV and Communications partnered with with the Academy of Sales and Marketing offers a numerous amount of opportunities to students looking for success beyond Waco High. Since taking Business Information Management my Freshman year, I have chosen to pursue business as a career option, a career path I had never thought about before pursuing this endorsement. I have learned the basics of Microsoft Word and also experimented with Microsoft Excel, which I had no idea that existed before taking Business Information Management.
 I’ve also gained knowledge in taking Commercial Photography throughout my Junior and Senior year. I learned photo taking and editing skills (Adobe Photoshop) beyond my previous knowledge. Experimenting with cameras and photo editing software’s and just developing skills that I could get paid for on a day to day basis really helps in thinking about my future. 
Being unsure of what I want to do with my life, making plans after high school and also thinking of what I want to major in during college. This endorsement has helped me made those decisions. Every year that you engage into this academy you get the opportunity to focus on communication and technology skills, which I was not strong in either before my Sophomore year. 
Now that I’ve become more experienced and had the chance to take a class to focus on those skills alone, I am now more confident in speaking in front of others and also writing papers. These skills have benefited me in the long run by strengthening my resume and/or skills that are needed for future careers. The Academy of Business and Industry helps shed light onto basic skills that can either enhance your career path or make a student aware of the options they have after high school.