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Senior Profile: Samantha Pierce

Girl with brown hair wears a red shirt with arms crossed



Class of 2017


Home district:
Schoharie Central School District

Post-graduation plans:
Sam will enroll at SUNY Cobleskill to major in Paramedics.

Whow did tech valley help shape your future?
I-Term helped me learn what I want in a career, and that I want to be a paramedic. One time when I was giving a tour of our school, I met a flight medic. I thought it sounded really interesting and they recommended that I look into it. I decided to shadow a paramedic for my I-Term project during my senior year. I absolutely fell in love with it. I knew it was where I belonged.

I-Term also helped me decide what I don’t want in a career, which is just as important. Because we get to explore different career options every year, it helped me narrow it down and rule things out. My freshman year, I researched a position with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, but I wasn’t into the paperwork end of the job.

What skills did you gain by coming to tech valley high?
Tech Valley helped me learn how to work with teams and advocate for myself, which is important in my chosen field. Being a paramedic would require me to work with a variety of people: the crew, patients and other emergency personnel. Knowing how to lead a team and work efficiently is essential to helping people.

What are your favorite memories of Tech Valley High?
I’ve always liked the first day of school and the team building exercises. It gave us a chance to get to know the people we would spend the next few years with. We were a group of children who were excited to be together and it grew over time. I will always remember the amazing faculty that has guided me to be where I am today, and the friends who have comforted and loved me.

If you could thank your home district for giving you the opportunity to attend TVHS, what would you say?
I’d like to thank them so much for allowing me to have this opportunity.


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