Alumnus Mia Jimenez graduated in 2012 and went to Tarrant County College. While in high school Jimenez participated in journalism and student council.
What have you done after high school?
“I attended college right after high school for a couple of years, but after some time, I had decided to take a break from school and work full time,” Jimenez said. “I have had a few great jobs since then, but I am proud to be able to work for such a great company at Arlington Orthopedic Associates. I have since been engaged, married, and now have a beautiful baby boy. My experiences have taught me that I still continue to learn every day in life, even outside of school.”
What did you learn or experience in high school that affected you later on?
“My senior year was by far the best because I was prom chair for StuCo and Photo Editor for the yearbook and newspaper,” Jimenez said. “I learned many valuable things in both organizations that I am grateful for today, such as being responsible, professional, organized, and social. I was lucky enough to also be able to travel with journalism across the country, literally, from Seattle to New York City. I have some of the best, and even, humorously, embarrassing, memories of my life from those trips. I still value many relationships today because of journalism and truly believe I wouldn’t have enjoyed high school as much.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
If there’s any advice I could give to high school students, it would be to get involved. Engaging in a group helps you thrive better as an individual and has a lasting, positive impact.