LIMA — Cassie Rose, like many high school juniors, is undecided on what she wants to do after high school.
The 17-year old Lima Central Catholic High School student is still keeping her options open as she enters her senior year.
“I don’t feel like I’ve been exposed to enough in high school to know a particular career path I want to go down, but my mom and dad are both nurses, so I think I would like to do something in the medical field,” she said.
She’s considering going to either Ohio University or the University of Cincinnati.
“Cincinnati is close to where my dad lives. He lives in northern Kentucky and Ohio University, I think, one of my aunts went there and she really liked it,” she said.
Right now her crystal ball is a bit cloudy when it comes to making a decision.
“I think it’s hard because I have a pre-calc[ulus] class and a physics class and I’m decent at those so I like math but my other classes are like Government and Spanish and Theology so it’s kind of hard to determine a career path I think from a lot of those really basic general classes but I can start to get an idea from when I see that I’m strong in math, like in pre-calc so I join a math club and go to math contests and do well at those,” she said.
Rose carries a 4.1 GPA and likes going to Lima Central Catholic.
“I like that it’s smaller classes and that it’s really easy to get individual help from the teachers. You can come during their study halls, before school, after school [or] you can schedule appointments with them, and they’re always really open and personal too. If they see you’re struggling in a certain area, they’re willing to give their time to help you with that,” she noted.
She also volunteers with the equestrian therapy program out at the Fassett Farm.
“I got to meet a lot of kids and learn how to help them with their therapy, and that was really neat,” she said.
Rose is also active in sports, participating in swimming and soccer.
“A lot of my friends do it [soccer], so it’s more for the social part of it, but we really work well together. We all get along, and the coaches are really nice too,” she said.
She is also a distance swimmer, competing in the 200-meter and 500-meter freestyle as an individual. She also might be called upon to compete with other teammates in a relay.
“It gives me a lot of discipline, I think. It’s taught me to make goals for myself individually, and that’s kind of carried over into my academics and just as a person too,” she said.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.