What is your full name?

Julio Cesar Maldonado Bernal.

What are your future plans? What are you majoring in, if you are planning on attending a post-secondary school?

I plan on going to the University of Indianapolis to major in Exercise Science and then attending their graduate School of Physical Therapy.

What has made this year your best year?

All of the hard work I have been putting into my education is paying off in the form of awards, scholarships, and getting into college.

If you could give any advice to the underclassmen, what would you say?

Always challenge and push yourself, never give up, and embrace the struggle.

Who has been your biggest influence at the school and why? (teacher, administrator, staff member)

Ms. Helkey has always been a great person to talk to and to get advice from.

What class has been the most beneficial for you? Why?

Medical terminology because 2nd semester we are given the opportunity to rotate through different places around the community, like Witham, and intern in health-related fields. It provided a great experience of what it is like to work in various medical settings.

What is something interesting about you that most people wouldn’t know about you?

I had already gone through two knee surgeries by the age of 15.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Getting ready to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Are you planning on playing sports in college? If so what sport and where?

No competitive sports, just working out in the weight room.