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Celebrating Our 2018 Graduating Seniors

We will be posting a new graduating senior profile each day leading up to May 25, the last day for seniors.
 

Kiana Matos

Sollers Point Technical High School
(Middle River Middle, Kenwood High)

Tell us about a teacher, assignment, field trip, or extracurricular activity that had a significant impact on you during your years as a BCPS student?

As a BCPS student, I have had two teachers make a significant impact on my life – Mr. D’Antonio and Mr. Choi. These two teachers have been the pushing factor in everything I have done my high school career. These two teachers have pushed me to do great throughout my time in high school. They opened a world of opportunities for me to explore and discover the things I like and could do in the future. I wouldn’t be the student or person I am today if not for Mr. D’Antonio and Mr. Choi.

During your years as a BCPS student, what did you accomplish that you are most proud of? 

The accomplishment that I am most proud of is my successful completion of the Biomedical Science program at Sollers Point Technical High School. This program has set me on the path I am on now. It has helped me determine what I wanted to do in the future. It has also set me ahead of my future competition.

What’s next for you? What are your college or employment plans after graduation?

After I graduate, I plan to attend Frostburg State University, majoring in pre-med with a track in biology. This will set me on the course of becoming a medical examiner. 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I see myself finishing up my residency or fellowship and then going to work as an assistant medical examiner, slowly making my way up to becoming the head medical examiner.

Favorite book:

Reading is my favorite pastime. I couldn’t possibly try to choose a favorite. 

Favorite quote:

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill 

“Kiana is a bright student who possess a rare combination of a solid work ethic and a positive attitude. She is an independent learner who mastered lab techniques without much instructions from her supervising teacher. As a lab aid, she planned and set up numerous successful biomedical experiments. As a senior who took all the PLTW biomedical courses, she enthusiastically helped her fellow classmates who struggled with the content. I am positive that she will continue to demonstrate the same brilliance, positive attitude, and work ethic in college and beyond.”

Sang Choi, chemistry teacher 


“Kiana has always worked to be the best that she could be. Due to her talents and work ethic, there are not many other students that can reach the same level. I taught her for two years and enjoyed her love of learning and the way she pushed herself to become better. I fondly remember lending her a college level genetics book in her freshmen year so that she could dig deeper on her own time. I am excited for her to start at Frostburg next year where I know she will achieve any goal that she sets out on.”

Vincent D’Antonio, biomedical teacher

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