Alumni Angelica Lashbrook graduated in 2012 and went to TCC, Phoenix University and Arizona State University. In high school Lashbrook participated in marching band and dance.
What have you done after high school?
“Since high school I have gone to college and gotten my Associates degree in Sign language interpreting,” Lashbrook said. “This next year will be my 6th year in college and I’m going for my Bachelors. I’m in the process of changing course for my BA degree, otherwise is give you a title. I also moved back to Arizona after I graduated in 2012 and me and my family just moved back to Texas 2 months ago.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“Well, I’m currently not and sign language interpreter due to needing my BA degree,” Lashbrook said. “My Junior year of high school was when I knew with everything in me that interpreting was what I wanted to do and where God was calling me. I fell in love with the language and that I am able to help people and bridge the gap between the Deaf and Hearing.”
What did you learn or experience in high school that affected you later in life?
“You have to work hard to get where you want to go,” Lashbrook said. “Grades matter, not only to you but to colleges that you are looking at or pursuing. You have to believe in yourself to be and do the best you can. Also I learned to not let others walk all over you because once they know that they can, they will. Stand up for yourself.”
What are you doing now?
“I currently work at a daycare center and I get to love on babies all day,” Lashbrook said.
What are your plans for the future?
“My plans for the future are to get my Bachelors degree in a couple of years, I’d like to get married and start a family of my own, get state licensed so that I can finally start my career as a Sign language interpreter,” Lashbrook said.
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“My advice to current high schoolers is to enjoy the time you have,” Lashbrook said. “Once you graduate and start college you are going to miss high school. I miss certain things about high school. Get involved in something whether it be a sport, band, art, a club, school council, being an aid, whatever you are interested in, go after it. There are things that I wish I would have tried out for now that I’m out of high school. Lastly, strive to be the best you that you can be. Make friends, memories, go to events, most importantly have fun in high school, don’t go crazy, but have fun.”