Posted at: 03/26/2013 5:06 PM
Updated at: 09/21/2013 11:50 AM
Wilson Magnet senior Veronica Arnone is ranked fourth in her class and is in the international baccalaureate program and enjoys the diversity.
Veronica Arnone, Wilson Magnet Scholar Athlete, said, “We never just look at the us, we see so many different ways of thinking about things. I say I can't believe I thought this way only.”
Veronica has taken advanced courses in all subjects for the past two years and thrives on the challenge, a work ethic she learned from her mother..
Arnone said, “We have to finish the regular courses at the end of our sophomore year so we can start advanced courses, it's challenging but rewarding, if you can do that you can do anything.”
That drive has also served her in sports. A natural athlete since grade school, Veronica has been Wilson’s pitcher and captain on softball and she is also the leader of her volleyball team.
Arnone said, “I made the team and by my sophomore year, I was on varsity, it was practice and camps, it was something I really liked and enjoyed. A lot of teams when they see you're from the city they think you're not good, we want to show we have the ability.”
Veronia will attend Castleton College in Vermont to purse a career as a nurse practitioner.
Arnone said, “I'm ready for a new beginning and a new future, I’m a senior so being an adult is scary and phenomenal at the same time.”
News10NBC’s Scholar Athlete is sponsored by Wendy’s and Monroe Community College.