Editor’s Note: Over the next week or so, Plateau Daily News will highlight seniors to recognize their time at Blue Ridge Early College. Today’s seniors include Colton Taylor, Angelica Ambrocia-Garcia, Bransen Carlisle, Jonathan Jennings, Ashley Alvarez, Abigahil Palestino, Kaitlyn Stewart, Carter Watson, and Savannah Cohea.
Congratulations to Colton Taylor
Parents: Scott & Heidi Taylor
Future Plans: Colton plans to complete Year 13 at BREC/SCC prior to pursuing his other educational plans.
4 year varsity starter in soccer with two conference championship in 2016 and 2018
3x all conference selection in soccer
4 year varsity player in basketball
3 year varsity player in baseball
Best Accomplishment: Learning to find myself and the joy I brought to people around me. ~Colton Taylor
Congratulations to Angelica Ambrocia-Garcia
Parents: Florina Garcia Ramires & Juarez Bulmaro
Future Plans: Angelica plans to go to nursing school and become an interpreter for those who need help.
Athletics: Angelica played for our Girls Varsity Soccer Team
Best Accomplishment: I am the first in my family to graduate from high school. ~Angelica Ambrocia-Garcia
Congratulations to Bransen Carlisle
Parents: Mrs. Laney & Mr. Carlisle
Future Plans: Bransen plans for full time employment which will help him to start living his best life.
Athletic Career: Bransen played basketball and baseball.
Best Accomplishment: I am proud that I made it this far. ~ Bransen Carlisle
Congratulations to Cesar Colex-Longinos
Parents: Cesar & Lizeth Longinos
Future Plans: Cesar plans to become a successful interior designer.
Academic and Athletic Career: He is an active member of the Student Government Association and other school-based clubs. Cesar is a member of our cross-country athletic team.
Best Accomplishment: I am proud that I was able to take high school classes and college classes simultaneously. ~ Cesar Colex-Longinos
Congratulations to Jonathan Jennings
Parents: Sam and Sandy Jennings
Future Plans: Johnny plans to start his own landscaping company.
Athletic Career: Johnny played 4 years in varsity soccer with two conference championship in 2016 and 2018; he played basketball and Varsity baseball.
Best Accomplishment: I am proud that I proved doctors wrong by participating, starting, and excelling in Varsity sports. ~ Johnny Jennings
Congratulations to Ashley Alvarez
Parents: Rodrigo Alvarez & Sara Solis
Future Plans: Ashley plans to graduate from NC State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.
Academic and Athletic Career: Ashley will graduate with her Associates of Arts Degree from SCC; she is an active member of student clubs and organizations. She has been a student athlete for cross country, volleyball, and Varsity Girl’s Soccer.
Best Accomplishment: I am proud that I was able to be in the top 5% of my class throughout my High school career. ~ Ashley Alvarez
Congratulations to Abigahil Palestino
Parents: Suriel Palestino & Victoria Ledford
Future Plans: Abigahil plans to go through the SCC’s criminal justice program and then enter a career in law enforcement.
Academic and Athletic Career: Abigahil has been a leading vocalist and musician in our music program. She has been involved in student groups and clubs. She has been an athlete for
volleyball, basketball, softball and Varsity Girl’s Soccer.
Best Accomplishment: I was proud to be on the first girl’s soccer team at BREC. ~ Abigahil Palestino
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Stewart
Parents: Jeremy and Cassie Stewart
Future Plans: Kaitlyn plans to continue her athletic career and education at Southern Wesleyan University. She will pursue a major in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.
Academic and Athletic Career: Kaitlyn has been an active member in our Student Government Association, as well as, other student clubs and community partnerships. She has been a 4 year varsity starter in basketball, a 4x Bobcat Award winner in basketball; a 4 year varsity volleyball player with conference championships in 2016 and 2019; she has also played varsity softball and varsity soccer.
Best Accomplishment: I was proud to recognized as the 2019 Steve Jones Service Award winner. ~ Kaitlyn Stewart
Congratulations to Carter Watson
Parents: Jason and Ryan Watson
Future Plans: Carter plans to attend college and major in computer coding.
Athletic Career: Carter played Varsity Baseball.
Best Accomplishments: Playing baseball for three years and being on the Senior homecoming court ~ Carter Watson
Congratulations to Savannah Cohea
Parents: Mark and Nicole Cohea
Future Plans: Savannah plans to complete her courses through SCC and then transfer to WCU to study sports medicine.
Academic and Athletic Career: Savannah participated in many student groups and clubs; she also played Varsity Soccer.
Best Accomplishment: Starting college courses while still in high school~ Savannah Cohea
Photos courtesy of Blue Ridge Early College