Pocomoke High School Student Chooses a College

posted Mar 15, 2018, 7:33 AM by PHS Warrior Beat
By: McKenzie Mitchell
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 Choosing a college can be stressful when you are in high school, but for one Pocomoke High School senior, the rest of her last high school year should be a breeze.

     Cristen Quillen, recently decided to spend her next for years majoring in pre-medicine at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. The seventeen year-old gave her verbal consent to play field hockey and softball the upcoming 2018 semester.

    “I am very excited and overwhelmed with all the opportunities that I have ahead of me. I am really nervous to go away from my family and friends but I am super excited,” Quillen said.

    After majoring in pre-medicine Quillen plans to go into medical school where she will then study to become an oncologist. Quillen knows that her studies will be challenging, but she is up for the task.

    Quillen gave the reason why she wanted to be an oncologist and said, “My grandmother died of cancer last year and it motivated me to try to do something about this terrible disease.”

    The senior is ready to start her sports career at Washington College considering the challenges she may face in an upcoming surgery on her left arm. Quillen has been suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition where her nerves are compressed leaving her arm to go numb.

    “I know I am going to have to work harder than ever to get back in the game, but I am completely ready for it. I have always loved a good challenge and I know I can overcome any hurdles that arise in my way,” Quillen said about her rehabilitation after surgery.

    Since the senior has decided where she is going to college, she has time to focus on her future coming up at Washington College. The future may hold hard situations, but Quillen is excited and ready to begin her college career.

Uploaded: 3/14/18

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