Marina Goter (‘21), The Mav’s beloved Editor-in-Chief, is leaving MHS and heading into the world in a few short months.
She plans to attend college and is considering a few different schools for her prerequisites, but she will be attending nursing school afterwards. She has been accepted into UNC and AIMS but hasn’t decided where she will attend in the fall.
She knew she wanted to be in the medical field from a young age but decided on being a nurse more recently. After her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and her dad with Alzheimer’s, she spent time in hospitals and helped take care of them. Goter realized that she wanted a more personal connection with the patients like the nurses had. “[They] carry the weight…and are closest with the patients, and so that’s what I wanted to do”.
Her favorite memories from high school were all the school events she attended, especially when she performed with the dance team. She also treasures her memories in Journalism and with The Mav team, saying that the experience is something “you have to be in the class to understand”.
Goter’s favorite classes throughout her time at Mead were Journalism and AP Seminar with Mrs. Rue, and her most impactful teachers have been Mrs. Hedlun and Mr. Steitz.
Her advice for underclassmen is to “start small” with your class work and build on it from there, and to “stay on top of your work” because catching up is a difficult, unpleasant process.
While she’ll be missed dearly, we wish Marina well in all her new pursuits, and we know she’ll do great things.