Name, Age: Andrea Brown, 18
Accomplishment: Brown is a part of the leadership team at Abraxas High School and represents her school at board meetings.
Key to Awesomeness:
In just one year, Andrea Brown has become a student leader at Abraxas High School.
Soon after she began attending Abraxas last March, Principal Rudy Casciato asked Brown to be the school’s student representative at Poway Unified School District board meetings.
The Abraxas High School senior attends meetings and shares her input on what is happening at her school. She also shares what she learns at the meetings with her principal.
“I’m the only student that gets this opportunity, so it’s great,” Brown said.
Brown is also a part of the leadership team of the student council at Abraxas. She helps coordinate school and community events such as blood drives and career fairs.
Brown said she always attends student council meetings with “new ideas to help the community.” In fact, it was her idea to host Abraxas’ first blood drive in October.
“I always get to share my ideas,” she said.
Brown, who graduates next month, is also a teacher’s assistant and a member of the confidential co-ed support group at her school. She also speaks to Success Class students, which is the orientation program for new students at Abraxas.
Brown moved from Fresno to Poway late last February to attend the school, which agreed to work around her health issues. She is currently living with her aunt and uncle.
“I’ve been able to manage and adapt to San Diego County without my family—my sister and my mom,” Brown said. “This school, this district, was able to work with me. I’m so happy they’ve been able to work with me around my health issues.”
After graduation, Brown plans to work fulltime to save money for college. She hopes to go to a trade school to become a massage therapist or a physician’s assistant.