GCA Hootworthy

GCA's 2023 Hootworthy Valedictorian!

May 11, 2023 Georgia Cyber Academy Season 2 Episode 9
GCA Hootworthy
GCA's 2023 Hootworthy Valedictorian!
Show Notes

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) has many amazing students including Natalia, who recently appeared on the school's podcast, Hootworthy, to share her achievement of earning the title of GCA's Class of 2023 Valedictorian. Natalia spoke about her journey to becoming valedictorian and what it means to her. She highlighted the long nights, dedication, and hard work that paid off to achieve this goal.

Aside from being an excellent student, Natalia has a passion for
adventure and exploring. She is a certified scuba diver and rates scuba diving
as one of the coolest things one can do. She loves to see the diverse marine
life, and her dream is to dive with hundreds of sharks (could be a nightmare
for others). Natalia has already completed 20 dives, including a 94-foot cave
dive, and understands the importance of being safe and always diving with a

In addition to her adventurous side, Natalia is an analytical and
creative individual who loves to cook, bake, and write poetry. She even won
first place for the school’s MLK peace poem last year. Natalia also enjoys
traveling and has already visited several countries including Costa Rica,
France, and Italy.

Natalia advises other students to explore extracurricular
activities and clubs to discover themselves outside of academics. She amassed
60 college credits while in high school through dual enrollment at GCA, and she
will be starting her junior year in college at Georgia Tech in the fall,
majoring in industrial engineering and possibly minoring in computer science.

Natalia's 5 for 5, five things she wants to accomplish in the next
five years, includes skydiving, scuba diving, rappelling down a waterfall,
wingsuit flying, and hot air balloon riding. She is motivated by her passion
for traveling and wants to visit half of the countries in the world.

Natalia is an excellent example of a GCA Champion who represents
her 2023 class well as their Valedictorian. Her success is a result of her
dedication and hard work. Natalia expressed her gratitude to GCA, Hootworthy,
and her amazing dual enrollment counselor, Ms. Rose, and her physical science
teacher, Ms. Newman, for their support. We cannot wait to see what incredible
things Natalia will accomplish in the future. Congratulations, Natalia, stay