Featured student: Viveca Magana

Viveca Magana
Name: Viveca Magana
School: Loyola University Chicago
Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Major: Undecided
A 2021 graduate of Macris School in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Viveca will attend Loyola University Chicago. Viveca shared that many factors went into her decision to enroll.

"I chose to attend Loyola University Chicago because of its closeness to the city of Chicago, its cultural diversity, its broad academics, and its way of including international students with the different activities offered by the university."

Viveca is currently undecided about her major, but said of her future plans, " I plan to become a successful individual that works for the well-being of society and for future generations."

We asked Viveca:

What aspect of your college/university are you most excited about?
I am excited about meeting new people with different types of cultures.

What are your hobbies?
I like to hang out with my friends and family, exercise, crochet, read, and listen to music.

We know the last year and a half of your high school career has been different than what you imagined it would be; what is one positive thing that came out of the experience?
One positive thing that came out of this unprecedented time was learning to enjoy every moment with my friends and family and understanding that time with the ones you love runs out. Therefore you must attempt to make every memory a positive one.

What advice would you share with soon-to-be high school seniors as they begin their senior year?
I would start making a list of the universities I would like to attend. That way you can get acquainted with the social, cultural, and economic aspects of them, and you can search for their locations as well to see if they suit you.