SENIOR SPOTLIGHT - NHS MJ FRY
Northview senior MJ Fry is involved in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America). She has played varsity soccer all four years of high school, and she received WIC All-Conference her sophomore year. In the spring, MJ runs sprints on the track team, typically competing in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and long jump.
Fry states that she is extremely proud of her recent soccer season.
“I worked very hard, and it paid off. I was awarded Player of the Game multiple times and received Player of the Year. Recently, I was named Pepsi Athlete of the Week and was awarded a 500-dollar scholarship.”
MJ describes the moment her soccer team won sectionals her sophomore year, naming it as her favorite high school memory.
“We were the underdogs going in, but we played hard and ended up coming out on top. It was a great feeling to know that I contributed towards that big win.”
To prepare for her future career, Fry is enrolled in Northview's CNA class.
“We have spent the school year so far learning the materials and procedures for being a CNA (certified nurse assistant). In the next week, we will start to go to the facility [nursing home] to take care of residents. I plan on going into nursing, and being a CNA is a great first step for going into the nursing field. It will give me a lot of good medical experience before I become a nurse.”
In the future, Fry plans to attend a four-year college to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After she graduates, MJ plans on working as a registered nurse in an intensive care unit for one to two years. Then she plans to apply to CRNA school to become a registered nurse anesthetist.
“I have always wanted to be in the medical field – when I was little, my cousin was born prematurely, and I wanted to be a pediatrician. Then, when I was in fourth grade, my grandpa had open heart surgery, and I wanted to be a cardiologist. Recently, my grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer, and that has been a big reason on why I want to be a nurse. I want to be able to help people with their pain and be a reason on why they feel better.”
Fry states that she has two influential role models in her life, her mom and dad.
“They have both taught me that if I want anything in life, I need to work hard to earn it. This has been very beneficial to me because I am always working hard to get what I want. This strength will help me all throughout my life, especially while going through nursing and CRNA school.”
At some point in her life, MJ would like to travel.
“The place that I want to visit most is Greece. It is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, and I would love to be able to see it for myself.”