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Diego Medina

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   What started as a move from the city ended up being an experience that Diego Medina will never forget. In the 2022-2023 school year, Medina moved from a more populated area with his family, causing him to switch schools after spending his freshman and sophomore years at MECHS.  

   “I wasn’t going to drive 40 minutes just to get to MECHS and back every day,” Medina said.

   Thanks to the move, Medina has expanded his circle, keeping in contact with his old friends while making new ones in his classes. Since he was a young child being asked what he wanted to be when he was older, his response has always been: “an engineer of some kind,” and that has yet to change. He wants to try to get an internship in mechanical engineering, a field he luckily has some connections in, thanks to some of his teachers. 

   “I know Mrs. Bolzle’s husband, Dustin, he’s an engineer and we’ve kept in touch,” Medina said. “I have him as an emergency contact.”

   As graduation draws closer, he has gotten a clearer picture of what he plans on doing after high school, especially since receiving his acceptance letter from UTSA, where he plans on attending, as it is affordable and has a good engineering program. It is also close to his home, where he plans on living while in school until about his senior year.

“I want to live near my family when I graduate from college,” Medina said. “Preferably never as neighbors, though.”

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