"In five years, I hope I am staring my last year in Pharmacy School, working as a pharmacy technician and making a positive impact in my school and community,” she said.
Bianca Espitia's favorite memory from Dalton High School was her first day back as a sophomore. That day, she realized she could start achieving her dreams. Although Bianca was born in Dalton and stayed until she was nine years old, her family moved to the city of Acámbaro in Mexico until she was 16. However, she was able to return after seven years like not much time had passed. Everything felt familiar, and she was proud to once again be a Dalton Catamount.
After visiting her family in Mexico this summer, Bianca will attend Kennesaw State University and major in biochemistry to start the pre-pharmacy track. "In five years, I hope I am staring my last year in Pharmacy School, working as a pharmacy technician and making a positive impact in my school and community," she said.
Bianca described herself as a shy, quiet student, but that has never stopped her from making her dreams a reality. She prides herself on maintaining a 4.0 GPA, taking advanced and AP classes and staying involved in extra curriculars. She was a member of Skills USA, FBLA, French Club, Drama Club, National Honor Society, Career Tech Honor Society, Art Honor Society and French Honor Society.
Her hard work and drive to succeed earned her awards in English, French and algebra her sophomore year and high grade point average awards each year at Dalton High. She was awarded the HOPE scholarship and another scholarship from the Run for John.
While Bianca has big plans for her future and hopes to someday be able to travel the world, she said she will miss being part of the Dalton High experience. From going to her favorite classes (graphic design, French, AP environmental science and British literature), to cheering on the team at sporting events, to being with her friends at the school dances, pep rallies and club meetings, she loved attending school.
Bianca will also miss Coach C (Lacie Coquerille) because she learned so much in her class, and she expressed her deep gratitude to her teacher Christina Dillard for helping her catch up with classmates after returning from Mexico.
She thanked her mom for being her greatest influence. "My mom has always given me life advice and encouraged me to follow my dreams and defeat adversity," she said.
If Bianca continues to take her mom's advice, she is sure to be as successful in her future endeavors as she was as a Dalton High School Catamount.