Ms. Smolen is one of our amazing science based students. She has been interested in science since she was just two years old, and is going to major in biology in college. She is not completely sure what she wants to do, but she knows she wants to go into the medical field. By the time she graduates she will have taken eight science classes, including GT Bio, AP Bio, GT chem, AP environmental, Marine, APS, AP physics, and anatomy. When Smolen was 14 she started to work at an animal hospital, and now has four years of experience, and started training to be a technician. She was a figure skater from the time she was four until she was 15, and then switched to ice hockey, and played for her sophomore, junior, and senior year. You can always find her wanting to go on an adventure with her best friend Mikayla Ladd. Smolen currently is taking Journalism her senior year because covid-19 put a limit on which classes she could take and chose this one. She never liked news so taking this class helps her get an idea on how to interpret it so she can become an informed citizen in the future. She also wanted to do more variety of writing. As a young kid she enjoyed writing, but it became more of a chore to her as she grew up, and Smolen wants to find her love for writing again.