Eva and Annie Wilson spent many years at Sedona Charter School. The two sisters are successful college students ready to change their world for the better.
Annie graduated from SCS in 2006 and went on to attend the Honors College at the University of Arizona. She will graduate in December with a BS in Environmental Science/Microbiology and a minor in Biochemistry. Her advice for students pursuing degrees in science is to never underestimate the amount of time you will spend in the library! You will work harder than your peers, spending time in the lab while everyone else is out socializing. Always stay positive and enjoy what you’re studying because most people don’t get the opportunity to receive a great education. Make the most of it!
Sedona Charter School taught Annie that every student learns at her own pace and in varying ways. As a successful college student, she focused on how she learned best and didn’t have to be concerned about the student next to her. If she didn’t understand, it was time to change her method of learning. In the future, Annie plans to attend medical school and launch her career working with and researching infectious diseases.
Younger sister, Eva is also planning a career in medicine. “Thanks to the hands-on learning I received at Sedona Charter School, I was able to visualize concepts easier.” Eva learned the importance of repetition and the ability to learn in different ways. She used that knowledge and ability to become valedictorian of her Sedona Red Rock High school graduating class in 2013. This gave her the confidence to attack college with determination and work passionately in the field of science. Eva says never allow yourself to get “stuck” on the hard things (a bad grade on a test, a hard teacher, a bad lab group) because at the end of the day everyone faces hard times. They are just road blocks that you need to push through to gain strength to work harder and achieve even greater things. Eva plans to graduate from the University of Arizona with honors in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and move on to medical school to study pediatric oncology.