As we anticipate the class of 2020 concluding their high school adventure, we would like to celebrate Baymonte alumni and their accomplishments. We would also like to ask for you to join us in prayer as they transition to the next chapter of their lives. This week’s senior spotlight is Tasina Westberg. Here’s what Tasina said about her time at Baymonte:
“At Baymonte, I felt a ray of sunshine constantly shining down on me. Whether it be from the teachers, or my friends, it was always such a sunny community– it always made me feel warm, welcomed, and happy.
My two favorite places at Baymonte were always the soccer field and the playground. I have so many good memories there– from playing tag and swinging from one monkey bar to another; from laughing on the swings and playing hide and seek behind the stairs, giggling and being kids. I remember one day in particular, there was frost on the soccer field, because it was a cold January morning. I was in second grade. I put my lunch box and my backpack down and my friends and I all ran around the frosty field pretending it was snow. Our imaginations were greater than anything back then. The littlest things were the most precious to us.
Baymonte prepared me to never fear growth; I learned to act through kindness and to take chances; I learned to build and sustain communities through generosity and looking out for one another. Most of all, Baymonte taught me how to find family in of those around me.
In high school, I experienced immense amounts of personal growth which lead to the confidence and happiness I have in myself today. Much of this I attribute to having joined the track and field team at my school (SLVHS) and having gotten involved in high jump. Last year, I was a finalist for varsity girls’ high jump at the CCS Championships. I also take great pride in my linguistic accomplishments over these past four years of high school: by my sophomore year, I gained fluency in French. For the past two years, I have gone on to learn Spanish and Italian as well. Lastly, I spent my junior and senior year heavily involved in school spirit and student government. This year, I am serving as ASB president for the school. I am so grateful to have found my place in this lovely little local community and to have inspired enthusiasm within my classmates. It makes me feel like I am part of something bigger, like I can indeed make an impact here and wherever I go.
Next year, I will be attending ESSEC Business School located in Cergy, France, where I will be pursuing a degree in global business administration. From there, I hope to go into a truly international job that will keep me on my toes and allow me to continue practicing my languages and learning new ones.”
Congratulations Tasina! God has big plans for you indeed! Jeremiah 29:11