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Whiz Kid: Monica Turrey

This student gives back to her community and wants to raise awareness about disabilities on campus.

Whiz Kid’s Name: Monica Turrey

Whiz Kid’s School: Los Altos High School

Whiz Kid’s Accomplishments: A junior, Turrey maintains a steady grade-point average and participates in many activities at her school, such as the Latino Student Union, for which she plans to run for vice president next year. She is a two-year member of the Random Acts of Kindness club and wants to start a club on campus next year called ENABLE. This club will work to spread awareness about disabilities, a passion and personal cause to her. Turrey constantly challenges herself as a student, taking many difficult courses such as Advanced Placement U.S. History and chemistry, as well as photography. Looking ahead to college, Turrey's top choice is Arizona State University, where she hopes to study business courses such as finance and supply chain management. Turrey is one of two "Students of the Month" for the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District for March.

Whiz Kid’s Key to Success: “I consider my key to success to be continuous learning. As a student, I feel it is my responsibility to immerse myself in situations, whether they be inside or outside of school, where I am provided the opportunity to learn and grow through my interactions with others. It is very important for me to surround myself with a diverse group of people and opportunities that will lead me in the right direction as a student and, most importantly, as an individual.”

Correction: There was an editorial error that mention in the original published article that Turrey wanted to start a "diabetes" club. It should be "disabilities."

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