Suncoast Polytechnical High School STRIVE Recipients
Anna Waite | The game design course was what drew Anna to Suncoast Polytech. She knew making art in some format would be her life’s passion. Anna’s artwork took on a specific purpose recently when she created the “You Don’t Look Sick” poster for Sarasota’s Embracing Our Differences exhibit. The message was intended to show the emotional and mental toll of an “invisible illness” like those Anna has. She suffered from constant joint pain since early childhood but was 12 when diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, and recently she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Refusing to let her illnesses define her, Anna kept straight As in AP classes and is going to the University of South Florida to major in studio art with a concentration in 3D animation and modeling.
Jessica Contreras-FrancoCareer Interest: History
Career Interest: Biomedical Science
Career Interest: Psychology
Junior STRIVE Recipients: Alexi Giovannetti, Cayla Kampan, Aby Mendez Galva, Jackson Stutzman, Jacelyn Trautvetter
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