“I do a variety of things outside of school. I show dogs in conformation for the Australian Shepherd Club of America. I constantly work to get better at showing Jesse, my Australian shepherd. This past September, I got to go to Nationals in the junior division and won fourth place. I also have a mini rottweiler–papillion mixed dog that I constantly take care of, and I dog sit to help a few friends from church when they are on vacation.
One thing that really works well for me at New Mexico Connections Academy is that I can work a week or more ahead to make room for my busy schedule. In bricks-and-mortar school, I always wanted to get ahead but never had the chance since we had to keep pace with the class. Also, to help me manage my busy schedule, I pray.