Thursday, May 19, 2022

FMHS senior eyes nursing career

By John English

Flower Mound High School senior Brooklyn Ternes likes to help other people. She is Vice President of Circle of Friends– a club in which students interact and form relationships with special needs students– and said she ultimately hopes to make a career out of helping others.

“One day, I would love to be a Neonatal Nurse,” Ternes said. “I love making a difference and I believe there’s no better way than helping care for the sick little ones who still have a whole lot of life ahead of them. Aside from caring for the babies, I would love to have the opportunity to pour love and hope into the families of the sick babies; allowing them to see the good in a bad situation.”

Ternes, 17, is headed to the University of Arkansas to study nursing and said she is grateful for her time at Flower Mound High School for a couple of reasons.

“I love all of the opportunities available at FMHS,” Ternes said. “Flower Mound has a club for every personality. It makes me so happy seeing people find a place where they feel comfortable and people they can relate to. Our administrators are so good about making sure all of our students get plugged in and have a solid support group.”

Ternes is also the Secretary of the FMHS Student Council, a member of the National Honor Society, a student ambassador and a bible study group called “I Am Second.”

“I love being productive and an active contributor to my school and community,” Ternes said. “Being involved in a variety of things has also brought me friendships that I wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.”

The Flower Mound teen is also a member of the English Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta and said she believes the biggest issue affecting young people today is “limited face-to-face interaction.”

“Today, the majority of our socialization occurs through technology,” Ternes said. “When faced with conflict, we often hide behind our phones because we fear confrontation. As a result, our social skills lack and we may not know how to respond when adversity comes our way in the future.”

Ternes carries a 3.95 grade point average and is ranked 121 in her graduating class of 891 students.

Ternes’ Favorites

Favorite Subject: Science
Person who most inspires me: My mom
Favorite Food: Açaí bowls
Favorite Movie: Safe Haven
Favorite TV Show: Big Brother
Book Currently Reading: The Orphan Train
Favorite Musical Group/ Performer: Jason Aldean

Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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