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Celebrating Zoo Academy Seniors, Class of 2022

Do you know that there’s a Excessive Faculty throughout 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 may spend a part of every day on the Zoo Academy on zoo grounds!

We welcome college students thinking about an academically difficult program with an emphasis on science, crops, 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, crops, and animals? Have you considered pursuing a profession in wildlife conservation, or animal care? In that case, you’re in luck! The Zoo Academy is now accepting functions! Full the net 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 develop into a veterinarian.

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

“Regardless of how you’re feeling, rise up, costume up, and present up, lacking someday is like lacking 100 days”.


Jeremiah Watkins

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

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

I want to thank all the 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 so far.

NO stands for New Alternative. ”


Justice Ferrell

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

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

MISS KEMME, you had been one of the crucial underappreciated lecturers on the Zoo Academy, however I wish to say I respect you for all the things that you simply do, did, and proceed to do.

Essentially the most comforting phrases I ever heard in highschool had 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 develop into an Ecologist/Biologist.

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

“Ravioli Ravioli Give Me the Diplomioli”


Taya Richard

My favourite second at Zoo Academy needs to be any second at any lab. They had 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 goals.

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


Adja Gning

Favourite memory- going canoeing with the Zoo Academy.

Future plan- go to school and examine pre-criminal justice to develop into a global human rights lawyer!

I wish to thank my dad for at all times being there for me and choosing me up on daily basis.

“You’ll be able to’t simply sit there and wait for all times to return to you, you must get it” – Damon Salvatore


Jerrod Mason

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

I shall be going to Nice Oaks for welding and HVAC. I’ve realized I’m truly good at welding due to the zoo so I might like to study extra about welding and get higher at it.

I wish to thank my mom and my lecturers for conserving me centered on graduating regardless that I gave my lecturers a tough time. They had been nonetheless serving to me and pushing via even once I wished to give up. My mom stored me going to highschool… She didn’t play about my schooling in any respect. Generally I assumed she would yell in my ear to wake me up so most occasions I might be up earlier than she even got here into my room.

“Faculty is like your job when you give up you messing up your bag”


DreYana Bush

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

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

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

Recommendation I might give to the brand new upcoming seniors is, “By no means quit even once 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 shall be working at Youngsters’s Hospital.

I prefer 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 properly and the identical for Mr. Edelen for taking the function 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 present 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 school and life. I wouldn’t be the place I’m at the moment with out them.

“Welcome to the actual 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 acquired eye surgical procedure.

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

Thanks to all of my lecturers and different employees members (present and previous). My path via highschool would have been way more troublesome 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 without end, 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 learn to work on dump vans and I’m going to go for enterprise.

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

I’m simply glad it’s executed and it’s time to work that’s all I do know all the things is a studying expertise so I simply want to ensure I’m prepared for the actual 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 take pleasure in having nice conversations with the employees and have enjoyable working with the animals. (Reptile Home, Insect Home, Fowl Home, and Horticulture).

I plan on attending a commerce college for Actual Property Images. 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 employees members and lecturers for serving to.

“Do at the moment what others gained’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 type 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 wonderful alternatives and the lecturers for pushing me to complete

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


Jaylen Kyle

My favourite reminiscence is once we had been in horticulture and Jeremiah broke the pipe for the hose and water was flying in every single place.

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


Amari Walker

My favourite reminiscence is all the massive occasions we do together with the sphere 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 mates XD.  Simply accomplish no matter you aspire to do.


Te’Mya Epps

My favourite reminiscence on the Zoo Academy is the Halloween celebration once we had pizza in lab class and moments I like are something that’s loopy, hilarious and chaotic generally enjoying 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 make sure that I stayed after college to complete my work and don’t get distracted or else my telephone will get taken and I HATE it but it surely’s price 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 college, 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 may be school, or the navy. 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 all the things to her as a result of if she hadn’t give you a plan for me I might nonetheless be a junior throughout all this. Critically thanks a lot.

My ultimate thought is actually 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 college, what somebody thinks about you is their very own drawback.

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




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