PLYMOUTH - Emilee Tirino will be going to the University of St. Joseph in West Harford to study nursing.
“I really love their program and they work closely with the hospital I want to work with, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center,” said Tirino, who is salutatorian for Terryville High School’s Class of 2018.
She said her interest in pediatric nursing grew from the fact that she has a large extended family with lots of young cousins.
“I grew up around children and I just love them. They’re so innocent and pure and they have so much potential to change the world,” she explained. “I would love to help them as a nurse.”
“I like science,” she continued. “I’m taking biology right now and I really like it, so I would say that’s probably one of my favorites.”
Tirino said she has also done an internship at Bristol Hospital and she volunteers at her church teaching religion to young children.
She took AP Statistics and UConn Spanish last year, and this year she took AP Calculus, AP Biology, and AP English. She is part of the National Honor Society, plays the piano, and served on the Prom Committee this year. “Senior prom was really fun,” she commented.
A favorite teacher at Terryville High School for her is Mark Sconziano, who teaches physical education. “Mr. Sconz is so awesome,” she said. “He has a great attitude toward everything and he’s so helpful.”
Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.