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Elizabeth Buzbee Senior at Montverde Academy
Who do you admire? My sister,
Born in Eustis, grew up in Mount Dora and Alabama. Father, Tom, is an abstract artist in Mount Dora and professor at Full Sail University. Mother, Linda, is a nurse practitioner with Aspire Health in Alabama.
What are your goals? I’m going to
GPA: 4.33, graduating with 14 AP classes, while serving as Prefect Student Leader. Served over 500 volunteer hours. In National, Science, Math, and Spanish honors societies, Honor Council, and Key Club. Produced three student movies on social issues with Molly Smith Productions; won two awards.
Why attend Montverde Academy? The diversity of students is a very stimulating atmosphere, and the school will help me reach my goals.
Siblings: Two sisters, Avery and Katie.
Katie, a former Marine raising my fantastic 6-year-old niece. I admire her strength of character.
best nutrition in student cafeteria food.
How do you handle tough times? I try to communicate and talk about whatever it is, and also improve nutrition and exercise until I feel better.
Relaxation: I spend time at a certain Florida beach where I remember honoring my grandmother when I was little. It’s a place that holds good memories.
What’s important to you?
Duke University for biomedical engineering with a focus in pre-med, then on to medical school to become a cardiovascular surgeon.
Best advice received:
How did you decide? A
Best advice to give: Everyone
cardiac surgeon is right in the chest, actually solving a problem. I want to help others in the best way possible.
is different, unique. You can’t be someone else. Our path is to learn to love ourselves.
Why Duke? Duke is in the top 5 in my chosen field, and they’re rated No. 1 for
Acceptance, tolerance, learning to love each other.
Sometimes you have to make decisions that will help yourself.
What’s ahead?: In a few months, I’ll be 18. To me, that means adulthood. I can hardly wait.
Photo: Nicole Hamel
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