Life at CTRA:
“My initial interest in Biology stemmed from CTRA. I took a medical topics elective during my sophomore year, and that class got me curious about the field of medicine. By my senior year, my Capstone project was on emergency medicine and the life of first responders.
CTRA was also a launch point; the early college model set me ahead and prepared me when college came around. I earned 26 credits at Goodwin that transferred toward my degree.
While a scholar, I was an active participant in student government, and my interactions with teachers and friends made it feel like home.
The diversity was awesome, too, without a doubt. The variety in the student body was especially crucial in our social studies classes. We talked, had debates, good discussions, and shared different perspectives respectfully.
CTRA taught me discipline. The teachers instruct you to do your best and always try to push you a little bit more than your comfort zone; they bring you to your full potential. There was a level of mutual respect between the educators and the students. They didn’t see us as kids; they saw us as people who could do something different and change the world.”