Garcia, Jiminez honored at Technical High School

May 27, 2012
  • Garcia

Zoe Siobhan Garcia and Derek Jimenez were named students of the month for May at Washington County Technical High School.

Garcia is a junior in the biomedical sciences program at Tech High and is a SkillsUSA/VICA vice president.

She maintains a 3.98 grade-point average.  Her home school is North Hagerstown High School, where she plays soccer and competes in track.

In her free time, Garcia volunteers at the Humane Society of Washington County.

She is looking into many colleges, but her top three choices are Kingston University, University of Maryland Baltimore County and University of Washington.

In college, she plans to major in biotechnology or molecular biology, and hopes to progress her studies in the field of orthopedic surgery.

She is a member of the National Technical Honor Society. She said the late actor Bruce Lee has been an inspiration to her since he used all of his mind, body, heart and soul in everything he did.


She was introduced to his philosophical ways by one of the people she looked up to the most: Quinn Hoover. She said Hoover taught her more about herself than anyone and she hopes to be like him one day.

Jimenez is a junior studying criminal justice at Tech High.

Outside of classes, Jimenez enjoys playing sports, exercising and hanging out with friends.

Derek’s home school is North Hagerstown High School. Derek is a member of the National Technical Honor Society and is in the delayed entry program of theU.S. Air Force.

Derek said he wanted to attend Tech High for criminal justice, as it seemed an opportunity to further his knowledge of his career.

Along with criminal justice, Derek is enrolled in honors trigonometry, honors physics, honors world history and advanced-placement literature.

Derek holds a 4.0 grade-point average at Tech High and plans to enter the Air Force after high school, then obtain his degree in criminal justice through college. Derek also hopes to add intelligence work to his career in the Air Force and beyond.

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