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Celebrating Zoo Academy Seniors, Class of 2022

Do you know that there’s a Excessive Faculty inside the Cincinnati Zoo partitions? The Cincinnati Zoo Academy has been part of the general public college system in Cincinnati since 1975. College students spend their ninth and tenth grade years on the Hughes Excessive Faculty. Throughout their eleventh and twelfth grade years, they are going to spend a part of every day on the Zoo Academy on zoo grounds!

We welcome college students taken with an academically difficult program with an emphasis on science, vegetation, and animals. Will you (or somebody you realize) be a junior or senior in highschool subsequent yr? Do you want studying about, and dealing with, vegetation, and animals? Have you considered pursuing a profession in wildlife conservation, or animal care? If that’s the case, you’re in luck! The Zoo Academy is now accepting functions! Full the web software

We’re so happy with our graduating 2022 Seniors. Take a look at what their plans are after commencement!

Taja Walton

My favourite second on the Zoo Academy was once I was capable of see the bonobos and the orangutans do coaching behind the scenes.

My future plan is to attend the College of Louisville to main in Biology after which take the data that I’ve discovered and take it to a veterinarian college so I can turn into a veterinarian.

I’d similar to to thank my household, however most significantly my mom for not permitting me to undergo highschool by doing the naked minimal.

“Irrespective of how you’re feeling, stand up, gown up, and present up, lacking someday is like lacking 100 days”.


Jeremiah Watkins

My favourite second on the Zoo Academy is after we walked across the Zoo originally of the yr and we noticed Fiona and the opposite hippos.

My future plan is to go to varsity at UC Blue Ash and examine Biology. After that, I’ll then attempt to switch to a college that has marine biology as a result of that’s what I see as my profession job.

I want to thank the entire lecturers on the Zoo Academy for working with me to graduate and accepting me into the Zoo Academy. I want to give a particular due to my household particularly my aunts, my mother and my granny, for pushing me and serving to me get up to now.

NO stands for New Alternative. ”


Justice Ferrell

My favourite reminiscence on the Zoo Academy is internet hosting a memorial for one in all my late mentors Robert Shuman.

I’m totally dedicated to UC, majoring in Psychology, with a minor in social work.

MISS KEMME, you have been probably the most underappreciated lecturers on the Zoo Academy, however I wish to say I recognize you for the whole lot that you simply do, did, and proceed to do.

Probably the most comforting phrases I ever heard in highschool have been, “I didn’t do it both.”


Steve Richard

My favourite reminiscence is taking the primary few walks across the Zoo for assignments.

I plan to go to Xavier College and turn into an Ecologist/Biologist.

Thanks Mrs. Greeley to your endurance, it couldn’t have been simple.

“Ravioli Ravioli Give Me the Diplomioli”


Taya Richard

My favourite second at Zoo Academy must be any second at any lab. They have been at all times so enjoyable and I loved each second.

My plan is to go to the College of Cincinnati to check Biomedical Sciences on a pre-veterinary monitor. Then go to Ohio State for grad college in Veterinary Sciences.

Thanks to my mother for supporting me and my desires.

“I attempted, I failed, I screamed, I cried, I succeeded……..and I don’t know how I received right here.”


Adja Gning

Favourite memory- going canoeing with the Zoo Academy.

Future plan- go to varsity and examine pre-criminal justice to turn into a world human rights lawyer!

I wish to thank my dad for at all times being there for me and selecting me up day-after-day.

“You may’t simply sit there and wait for all times to return to you, you need to get it” – Damon Salvatore


Jerrod Mason

My favourite reminiscence from the zoo is once I was sparring  Mr.E. We have been working towards on our response timing. It was a reasonably enjoyable expertise with Mr. E.

I can be going to Nice Oaks for welding and HVAC. I’ve realized I’m really good at welding due to the zoo so I’d like to be taught extra about welding and get higher at it.

I wish to thank my mom and my lecturers for preserving me targeted on graduating regardless that I gave my lecturers a tough time. They have been nonetheless serving to me and pushing via even once I needed to give up. My mom stored me going to highschool… She didn’t play about my training in any respect. Typically I believed she would yell in my ear to wake me up so most occasions I’d be up earlier than she even got here into my room.

“Faculty is like your job for those who give up you messing up your bag”


DreYana Bush

My favourite reminiscence on the Zoo is after we took our first tour across the zoo and being proven the place the labs have been.

After highschool I plan on working at Thermo Fisher Scientific and presumably go to highschool for my enterprise diploma.

I want to give a particular due to my intermediate household, pals, and Ms.Greeley-Howard for at all times pushing me and serving to me succeed even once I needed to surrender.

Recommendation I’d give to the brand new upcoming seniors is, “By no means hand over even while you don’t really feel prefer it, KEEP GOING YOU GOT IT!!!!”


Dontrell Williams-Eubanks

My future plan is to step into Cincinnati State for video productions, and after that, I can be working at Youngsters’s Hospital.

I wish to thank Ms. Frisa for serving to me from going via struggles in Math and English. I’m grateful for Ms. Greeley for taking a place not solely as a instructor however as a mother as effectively and the identical for Mr. Edelen for taking the position mannequin as a father. Thank god for my mother seeing me being a profitable son to her.  

“I’m not regular, I’m EXTRAORDINARY”


Briana Ancalmo

My favourite reminiscence/second on the Zoo Academy was going to Burnet Woods and studying about connecting with nature or attending to see John, the male lion, get a root canal!

My future plan is to go to Earlham Faculty the place I’m majoring in Biology on the pre veterinarian path.

I’d like to provide a particular recognition to my dad and mom who’ve helped assist me via all my college years, in addition to my lecturers who’ve ready me for my future faculty and life. I wouldn’t be the place I’m immediately with out them.

“Welcome to the true world, it sucks” – Monica from Pals


Olivia Sweeney

My favourite reminiscence from Zoo Academy is holding down a snake within the lab with Reptile Home as he obtained eye surgical procedure.

My long-term objective is to attend Ohio College and work with marine creatures in some capability after commencement.

Thanks to all of my lecturers and different workers members (present and previous). My path via highschool would have been way more tough if it hadn’t been for all of you, and I may not have made it. Highschool was actually lengthy and appeared to go on endlessly, however I’m glad it’s over now.


Lorenzo Ridley

My favourite reminiscence was making a birdhouse.

I’m going to go to Cincinnati State for upkeep and manufacturing to discover ways to work on dump vans and I’m going to go for enterprise.

I wish to thank my Mother and Mrs. Frisa. They have been those there telling me to maintain going – Mrs. Frisa probably the most. She was on me probably the most telling be sure to do your work.

I’m simply glad it’s carried out and it’s time to work that’s all I do know the whole lot is a studying expertise so I simply want to ensure I’m prepared for the true world.


Riky Mejia-Yoc

My favourite reminiscence on the Zoo Academy is having fun with working with all my labs, though I don’t really feel like engaged on lab day however I do get pleasure from having nice conversations with the workers and have enjoyable working with the animals. (Reptile Home, Insect Home, Hen Home, and Horticulture).

I plan on attending a commerce college for Actual Property Pictures. Maintain going from there however I’ll take a niche yr.

Grateful for my dad giving rides to highschool within the mornings, as an alternative of taking the bus. I’m additionally grateful for the workers members and lecturers for serving to.

“Do immediately what others received’t so tomorrow you are able to do what others can’t. – Jerry Rice. Press ahead. Don’t cease, don’t linger in your journey, however try for the mark set earlier than you.” – George Whitefield


Elizabeth Ingram

My favourite reminiscence on the Zoo Academy was getting to carry and kind a bond with Rose the armadillo

My future plans are to take a break after which go to highschool for zoology.  I want to thank the unbelievable keepers who helped me have superb alternatives and the lecturers for pushing me to complete

“My work may not be carried out however I certain am.”


Jaylen Kyle

My favourite reminiscence is after we have been in horticulture and Jeremiah broke the pipe for the hose and water was flying all over the place.

For the long run I plan to proceed working then perhaps end college at Mt. St. Joseph.


Amari Walker

My favourite reminiscence is the entire massive occasions we do together with the sector journeys.

My future plans are to enter welding and a veterinarian later in life.

Particular thanks to:Mama, Mimi, Mother, Mata, Ma

Let’s be pals XD.  Simply accomplish no matter you aspire to do.


Te’Mya Epps

My favourite reminiscence on the Zoo Academy is the Halloween get together after we had pizza in lab class and moments I like are something that’s loopy, hilarious and chaotic generally taking part in our favourite songs so long as we’re doing our work, it’s stress-free and enjoyable to me ‘til the day is over.

I want to thank Mrs. Frisa a bunch for serving to me with my work to approve my grades to graduate and for being affected person with me even again in seventh grade in Hughes. She would at all times ensure I stayed after college to complete my work and don’t get distracted or else my telephone will get taken and I HATE it however it’s value it for me additionally if it wasn’t for her, my grades wouldn’t be good.

“As a lot as I’ll miss y’all and the varsity, I’m outta right here, peace!”


Talia White

My favourite reminiscence on the Zoo Academy was the boat journey and Roberts Memorial.

My future plan is perhaps faculty, or the army. I haven’t determined but.

An individual I want to thank probably the most is Mrs.Brunsman as a result of with out her I undoubtedly wouldn’t be a senior now. I owe the whole lot to her as a result of if she hadn’t give you a plan for me I’d nonetheless be a junior throughout all this. Significantly thanks a lot.

My remaining thought is truthfully don’t fear about what individuals take into consideration you, don’t concentrate on the issues that don’t matter and simply do you. Deal with the issues that do matter like psychological well being and faculty, what somebody thinks about you is their very own drawback.

“I’ll be standing outdoors, if anybody asks I’m excellent.”






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