A new program was introduced this year at Hopwood Junior High School. The G.A.T.E., which stands for Gifted and Talented Education, gathers 20 students from the eighth grade who have good scholastic records.
Saipan Tribune met with some of the students and discussed their career plans. The discussion recorded enthusiasm to pursue their ambitions, an inspiring note in looking forward to a brighter future for the next generation.
I want to become a nurse and later proceed to medicine. Ever since I was young, it was a dream to be a doctor. But I don’t have money right now to finance my education for medicine. Being a nurse first will help me realize enough savings to pursue my dream of becoming doctor.
First, I would join the ROTC and eventually get into the military. My father was in the military and his experiences have encouraged me to be in the service.
Probably a computer programmer because I am really interested in computers. I like to see how computers work. I will probably take up computer science in college.
I want to be a lawyer because I’m really good at arguing my point and I want to defend people when they are in trouble. I love to watch films about legal battles, where I see lawyers defending their case.
Maybe a doctor but on forensic pathology because I will have the chance to help people at the same time investigate. Before I wanted to be a lawyer but no offense meant, I think there’s a lot of pressure and death threats. Just like any other girl’s dream – I would also like to be a ramp model . But I want to concentrate on forensic science.
My plan is to become an architect. I’ve been fascinated by it and I’ve always been looking up for brochures. I also want to build my own house someday.
I want to go to college and dance school . Later I want to be a dancer and open my own dance school. I want to go to New York.
I want to get a scholarship from high school and go to Harvard University. I want to be a doctor, probably an internal surgeon. I also like to draw and pursue arts during my leisure time.