WAYNESFIELD — Cecilia Werner, a 17-year-old senior at Waynesfield-Goshen High School, is using her final year of high school to prepare for college, where she hopes to study aerospace engineering.
“I just like how like the idea of building something from the start and like seeing it fly, and it’ll carry people and go places and just seems interesting,” said Werner.
She’s got her choices narrowed down to the University of Cincinnati and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
She has her sights on working at NASA or Boeing when she graduates from college.
Werner is a multi-sport athlete at Waynesfield-Goshen High School, participating in volleyball, softball and indoor and outdoor track.
Werner has learned some life lessons through sports.
“Oh, well, you got to be grateful for what you get. Like you might always get a lot of playing time but you gotta cheer on those that do because they’re gonna be what helps you win. That’ll help you later in life. It’ll allow you to see others’ ideas and incorporate them in your own and different things like that,” she said.
Werner is also active in Girl Scouts and has learned life lessons there too.
“A lot of leadership (skills). We do some team-building activities, and we help out the community a lot,” she said.
Werner has already taken College Credit Plus courses, giving her a head start after high school.
She’s also appreciative of the smaller classroom environment with Waynesfield-Goshen schools.
“I like it. I mean, you know, everybody here and you don’t have to meet new teachers every year,” Werner added.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.