A Glimpse into Mica's Life

(L to R: Mom, Me, Dad) This is a photo with my mom and dad. They’ve been so supportive with all of my goals in life. They’ve been standing beside me through all of my challenges and achievements in life. I am forever grateful to have these two amazing parents. I come from a huge family. I have 11 half siblings with 13 nieces and nephews with one on the way! I am very family-oriented and love to spend time with them all. (L to R: Sarah, Nicolette, Ciarra, Me) I graduated from Westfield High School this year. On our graduation day, we had to cancel due to the rain. This is from graduation day 2! With amazing speeches and songs from my peers, the ceremony was a success the second time around. I

My Chemistry Internship

Completing an internship is by far the best way to experience any field of work without actually going into it, which is why in the summer of 2018, I decided to go into a chemistry internship at Earlham College in Richmond, IN. At the time, I had dreamed of becoming a chemical engineer, I was taking AP Chemistry and was loving it, and I had been searching for something to do that would better myself. After two months of titrations, filtration, and statistical analysis, I found out that chemistry was not for me! Although I enjoyed learning about chemistry and enjoyed myself throughout the summer, I realized that being in a lab environment every day of my career is not suitable for my personal

10 Tips on Exercising

1. Always try to eat right! Eating right can help your exercising tremendously and give you better fuel for your workouts. 2. Try to make time and plan when your going to exercise and how your going to do it. This prevents a lot of procrastination and also is a little reminder for you as well. 3. It is very important that you at least exercise for 45 minutes. Try to find something that’s active and focus on the cardio side of things. 4. Before any and every workout you should do at least 5- to 10 minutes of stretching to prevent any pulled muscle and to increase your flexibility and range of motion during your workout. 5. Set realistic goals to meet during your workouts. This helps you

Married to Cardio

Just like most of you who are involved with HOSA, I hope to be a health professional in the future, and going into the medical field has always been part of my career plan I first pondered a future in the healthcare field during my visits to the pediatrician in my early childhood years. My pediatrician served as a role model for me, and I wanted to grow up to be just like her, helping children feel better and “making the boo-boo’s go away”, as my kindergarten self would probably think of pediatrics as. Of course, I was young at the time, unsure of where the future would take me. However, as I grew older, I continued to delve into science, whether it be through at-home experiments or reading

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