Student of the Week: Mariana Bonilla-Moreno 

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.

What is something most people don’t know about you? I was born in Bogota, Colombia.

Who is your all-time favorite teacher and why? Mrs. Andersen because she really cares about her students, and she always makes sure we understand the things she is teaching. 

What does “a good education” mean to you? To me, a good education is just making sure I understand what I’m being taught. 

What is the dumbest rule at your school? The best? In my opinion, the dumbest rule is that girls cannot wear shorts. The best rule (this year) is that we have to wear masks. 

What organizations and activities are you involved with at Coral Shores and why are they important to you? I am currently involved with volleyball and basketball. Basketball has always been my number one sport, and I was fortunate enough to be on the varsity team as a freshman. 

What are your plans after high school? I plan to go to college and hopefully play college basketball, but I am not sure where I want to go yet. 

What do you hope to be remembered for at CSHS? I hope to be remembered for always having high energy and always trying to make people happy. 

What is one favorite way to spend your spare time? I enjoy making new memories with my good friends. 

Will you make the Keys your permanent home? Why or why not? I do not plan to make the Keys my permanent home because I want to live up north where there is snow. 

What three things would you like to accomplish before your 10-year reunion? Before my 10-year reunion, I would like to have a family, go pro in basketball, and have my dream house.

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