Time to check in with our #NebraskaWildcatNation alumni on #WhereAreTheyWednesday.
Meet Holly Bower!
"I graduated in 2013 from SHS! Following graduation, I attended the University of Nebraska - Kearney where I was lucky enough to continue my athletic career in Track and Field. Originally I was Pre-Medicine and a Chemistry major before switching to Pre-Physical Therapy as an Exercise Science major. I graduated from UNK in May 2018 and I am now at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and plan to graduate in May 2021 with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy!
Since I am still a student, I also get to return to Superior in the summer to hang out with area kiddos at the pool and teach swimming lessons! This is a definite benefit to being a lifelong student. I am so thankful for my kiddos and their families for their support each and every summer, I love watching them grow!
I have many favorite educators. Mrs. Young was a favorite for all the life lessons learned. I still hear her voice telling me to "KISS it" and "Thine is not to reason why". Mr. "Hersh" is a favorite for making such a difficult subject enjoyable. I was amazed at the amount of Chemistry and Physics I was exposed to (and retained) which helped me immensely with the more challenging courses at UNK. I even remember sending him an email while taking a college Physics class asking for help and of course he didn't hesitate to help in any way he could! I could go on and on, Thank you SHS staff for preparing me for life on the outside.
Advice I have for #NebraskaWildcatNation students would be to challenge yourself; take the hard classes and get involved in as many ways as you can. Also, don't forget that the community supports you in many ways - don't forget to volunteer and give back to the community as well! Lastly, it is important to realize that a University is not for everyone, going to a technical school and learning a trade is just as vital to society as any other profession!
...Oh, and sometimes you should just listen to your mom... 😊"
5A did a lesson in the Second Step program with School Psychologist, Jessica Shepard today.
They learned about being frustrated and using teamwork and communication to untie a human knot. Afterward, they used a calm down strategy such as breathing, counting down from 10 or positive self-talk. #NebraskaWildcatNation