At what grade level did you start at The First Academy?



What were the reasons you or your parents chose The First Academy?

An excellent education with a very good environment


Are you involved in extracurricular activities? If so, what are they and have you received awards in these activities? (These can be affiliated with TFA or outside of school)

I work at Jason’s Deli


Which colleges have you applied to and which ones have you be accepted to thus far? (Please include if you have made a decision to attend a certain college next year)

I have applied to Florida State, the University of Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, and the University of South Florida. I have been accepted to all, and I plan on attending UCF.


What do you plan to study in college and what are your long-term career goals?

I want to major in nursing and enter UCF’s Nursing Program to work towards becoming a Nurse Practitioner in the future.


Have you received any college scholarships? If so, which ones? (Or, which ones are you currently nominated for)

I am currently working on my scholarships.


Who is/are your favorite TFA teacher(s), and why? (Teachers can be K4-12)

My favorite teachers at TFA have been Mrs. Callahan, Mr. Kowars, Mrs. Requejo, and Mrs. Oswald because of their desire to teach, their loving attitude, and how much they have cared about me as a person.


How has TFA made a difference in, or impacted your life?

It has shown me the love of God and has inspired me to work hard in all that I do.


How do you feel that The First Academy has prepared you for life after graduation?

I feel pretty prepared to work hard in college and towards pursuing my future goals.


What does it mean to you to be a The First Academy alumni?

It means a lot to come from such a prestigious and loving school where I know my time here has been well worth it.


To view our previous spotlight on Grace McGowan, click HERE