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Donna North High School's Destiny Maya Sherchand Selected for Prestigious Summer Programs


Donna North High School’s Destiny Maya Sherchand has been selected to participate in two prestigious summer programs at the University of Texas at Austin: the Subiendo Academy and the My Introduction to Engineering (MITE) program.

Destiny will participate in the Subiendo Academy at the McCombs School of Business from June 9th to 13th, 2024. This intensive five-day program focuses on developing leadership skills in young minds. Participants like Destiny will:

· Gain valuable training and participate in team-building exercises.

· Network with prominent figures in business and politics.

· Engage in project-based learning to tackle real-world issues in healthcare, energy/environment, and education.

· Hone their communication skills through workshops designed to enhance presentations at the state capitol.

The program also offers a glimpse into college life, including on-campus living and mentorship from established community and student leaders.

Later in June, from the 23rd to the 27th, Destiny will participate in the Cockrell School of Engineering's MITE program. This five-day camp allows high school juniors to discover the exciting world of engineering firsthand. Participants will:

· Collaborate on an engineering team project.

· Engage in hands-on activities to explore various engineering disciplines.

· Interact with engineering students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Destiny expressed her enthusiasm about these programs, "I am thrilled to learn valuable leadership skills and gain deeper insights into the fields of business and engineering, which will help me make informed decisions about my future."

While she remains undecided about her career path, Destiny is optimistic about the opportunities these programs will provide, "I am still uncertain about which route I want to pursue after high school, but I hope attending these programs will give me more insight and help me determine the best path for me."

Destiny's mother, Aracely Sherchand, couldn't be more proud: "I am very proud of Destiny. She is very determined with her studies and a hard worker who is also involved in many extracurricular activities. Her dedication and commitment are truly inspiring."

Congratulations to Destiny on these outstanding achievements, and we wish her the best as she embarks on these enriching experiences.