The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with Coral Shores’ faculty and students in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on qualifications including academic standing, athletics, outstanding achievements, community involvement, individuality and moral fortitude. We thank our future leaders and CSHS for allowing us to share in a weekly dose of “Hurricane Pride,” and for giving us a glimpse into their world.

Ariana Duran-Munoz

What is something most people don’t know about you? I speak Spanish. My entire family is fluent in Spanish and that is what we speak at home. 

Who is your all-time favorite teacher and why? Ms. Webb because she really cares about her students. We have so much fun in journalism and AVID! 

What does “a good education” mean to you? When my school cares about their students moving forward in life and preparing us for the future — that is what a good education means to me. 

What is the dumbest rule at your school? The best?

The dress code is the dumbest rule for me because it is harder to find clothes. The best is that we have to wear masks in order to help stop the spread of Covid.

What is something you know now that you didn’t know when you were a freshman? That it does not matter what other people think of you. Be you and be confident!

What organizations and activities are you involved with at Coral Shores and why are they important to you? I am on the girls’ softball team. It is important to me because it is a sport that I have always liked. I am also involved with the yearbook, which takes up a lot of my time, but I really enjoy it. 

What are your plans after high school? I plan to go to college and become a commercial pilot. 

What do you hope to be remembered for at CSHS? I hope people remember me for getting good grades and being kind to my classmates.

What is one favorite way to spend your spare time? I love going to the beach and hanging out with my friends.

Will you make the Keys your permanent home? Why or why not? No, because I feel restricted from doing certain things, and I feel that if I move further north I will be able to expand as a person.