Britney DiJulio is a busy senior at Stephenville High School and after drawing inspiration from one of her teachers, wants to start down the path of the medical field.
DiJulio is a member of student council, is the class treasurer, is a science club officer and is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.
“Being involved just really makes the high school experience a lot more fun,” she said. “It’s really great to be able to branch out and meet new friends and be able to do fun things while you’re in high school with your friends before you move off to college.”
Speaking of college, DiJulio just made the decision to attend Texas A&M University.
“I’m going to be studying biomedical sciences and after that I plan on hopefully going to medical school and maybe becoming a physician assistant,” she said. “I’m still undecided on my actual career path because there are so many options in that field, but that’s why I really like it.”
DiJulio has always enjoy science, but has been especially inspired by her high school science teacher Kathleen Huckabee.
“She’s one of the most knowledgeable science teachers I know and she has really inspired me a lot. Her daughters are both in the medical field and she has made me really interested in it,” she said. “It’s just really cool how much she knows and how she can teach us that. It makes me want to be like her and know all the things she knows.”
Before she graduates DiJulio has set a couple of goals for herself.
“My goal is to try to graduate in the top 10 in my class. I’m currently 11, so it’s kind of hard with it being senior year,” she said with a laugh. “Also I would like to try to get all A’s this year. I did my freshman and junior year, so I want to try to do it senior year as well.”
Though she is excited to head to College Station, DiJulio said she will miss her hometown.
“I’m definitely going to miss this amazing community. Everyone here is so nice and you just know everyone and it’s going to be really hard transferring from somewhere really small to somewhere so huge with so many new people,” she said. “It’s going to be really exciting, but nerve-wracking being in a new environment and finding new people. College Station isn’t really too big though, so that’s one thing I liked about it.”