Apple Valley Unified School District
ROP student Priscilla Reyes knew her passion was going to be in healthcare at a young age. Growing up with a mother as a healthcare professional and volunteering her time at a local hospital, Priscilla continued with her career interest in ROP classes. Priscilla enrolled in the ROP Sports Therapy and Fitness class this year and found her leadership skills excelled when she applied for an internship with the Randall Lewis, Partners for Better Health. Information about this internship was given to the class by ROP teacher, Mr. Smith. Priscilla applied and was chosen as an intern along with 13 other students to make a difference in their communities by encouraging healthy choices. Priscilla knew this would be a great opportunity to get a real world experience in something she is passionate about. As an intern, Priscilla plans to bring public health awareness to Apple Valley High School (AVHS). She plans on creating healthy opportunities through the student club, Public Health Interest Team (PHIT). Priscilla says she has developed this club on the AVHS campus because “I plan to give students the opportunity of having healthier food choices on campus provided by student clubs.” Priscilla also says “Being aware of health and fitness will help you know how to take care of yourself.” She is honored to have this opportunity and looks forward to successfully influencing good health on campus.