Alumnus Kirah Madison graduated in 2015 and went to University of Central Florida. While in high school Madison participated in girls soccer.
What have you done after high school?
Since high school, I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences-Pre clinical. I am currently pursuing my Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. I am in my third semester of DPT school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
Being an athlete, I endured injuries and had to get physical therapy. I fell in love with the profession and wanted to be a part of helping people get back to the things they love doing and even the simple things like being able to sit up in bed, that we often take for granted.
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
My advice to high schoolers is to take dual credit classes over AP. Coming into college with credits will save you a lot of time in the long run and give you a head start when going into freshman year. My other advice would be to explore. Anything that you are interested in doing, reach out to people in that field and see if you can shadow them or even get an internship. It is hard to go into college without at least an idea of what you want to do and then be faced with so many options and “so little time”. It is not worth forcing yourself into a major/ career that you are not really interested in. There are endless opportunities and options to see what you really enjoy doing that ignites creativity and passion in you.
If you have anything else you’d like to add, please do.
Have fun. Enjoy high school. Adulthood and bills equal struggle central.