The class of 2020 is our second largest graduating class in Park Academy’s history. We are pleased to highlight one of our ten seniors, Dmitry.
Dmitry joined Park Academy as a Freshman. While his dyslexia has impacted his learning, it has in no way stopped him. Dmitry is drawn to the Arts, specifically drumming and music composition. A talented percussionist with a focus on African and Jazz drumming, Dmitry has a goal to pursue a degree in musical performance.
This past September, Dmitry took advantage of the NACAC’s Performing and Visual Arts Fair here in Portland. With his interest in music, he already had his eyes set on a few college options, but the fair is so tailored to the arts, it helped him solidify which Universities to focus on.
In addition, Dmitry is concurrently enrolled in a PCC Music Theory Class. This not only allows him to start focusing on his post high school career, but also to settle into what it means to be a college student before heading away from home to a four year university.
For the past three years, Dmitry and his parents have been working with the Park Academy School Counselor, Linda West. Ms. West and his parents have helped him identify his career path and choose schools that are a good option for him: Berklee, the University of British Columbia, Capilano and the University of Oregon.
Through attending multiple college fairs, school visits, working with Ms. West and through our Careers course, Park Academy students have the opportunity to explore and create their post high school educational options. You can learn more about Park Academy’s college and career prep on our website.
Dmitry, like many Park Academy students, voices that he wants to use his career path to give back to others. We commend him for his determination and compassion!