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Student of week 04/03/19
 
Photo courtesy: Deonysia Marquez
 

By Brandon Rivera
Bmrivera@lavozcolorado.com
 
04/03/2019

PROFILE

Deonysia Marquez is a high school senior at Pomona High School who currently holds a 3.8 GPA. Marquez has lettered in academics twice, has been part of the National Honor Society three times, has over 100 hours of Executive High School Internship; part of World Leadership Congress, part of the Young Leaders of Jefferson County, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, and the National Technical Honor Society.

FAVORITE BOOK

Conscious Communications by Mary Shores

FAVORITE MOVIE

Hidden Figures

FAVORITE SUBJECT

Pathophysiology

FAVORITE MUSIC

Khalid

FUTURE CAREER

Physician Assistant

HERO

Big sister/ Demi Marquez

FAVORITE HOBBY

Hiking

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“Learn to understand rather than to be understood, Learn to love rather than to be loved” and “Remember who you are and what you stand for”

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Marquez is in Student Council where she helps create activities for students to get involved. Marquez also organizes school dances and rallies. Marquez volunteers her time with the National Honor Society where year-round she is involved in nonprofits and outreaches for the City of Arvada and Westminster. Marquez also volunteers about 5-10 hours a week at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge.

WHY IS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IMPORTANT

“Community involvement is important because it is a significant thing to understand and know about the hardships that surround us everyday and many have no education or awareness of the social issues in their communities. There are also organizations and events that would never be possible without volunteers and community involvement from others. When a project is finalized and you can see the greatness of your work, it feels good knowing that you were involved in something that benefits the community, which passes a positive attitude to others.”

IF I COULD IMPROVE THE WORLD I WOULD…

“Health disparities and resources are different around the world. People are impacted to varying degrees based on location, how sensitive they are to health threats, and how well they and their community are able to adapt to the natural disasters. The effects of social issues in the world have threatening consequences in developing countries and also wealthy nations. This is why I am passionate about being in the medical field because I want to help others, especially those in need. I aspire to become a physician’s assistant and am currently going to school to be an EMT. I want to do more than studying medicine in school; it isn’t just about helping my Denver community in the hospital scene but also helping our future students and families. It’s important to continue to advocate and be aware now and in the future to help improve the world.”

COLLEGE OF CHOICE

Marquez will be attending Grand Canyon University next fall. Marquez is also currently going to school to get her EMT certification and plans on being a Pre-Med student. Marquez has also applied to, Colorado State University at Fort Collins, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Regis University, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, University of Northern Arizona, and Creighton University.

 

 

 

 

 
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