Shanika Peterkin: Parallel Passions Lead to Barton Success

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Whether she is making a shot or giving a shot, she handles both with ease. Shanika Peterkin’s two passions are basketball and nursing. While Peterkin excelled on the basketball court throughout her high school career in Virginia Beach, Va., it was during her formative years, growing up in Jamaica, that she also discovered a deep interest in nursing. She often shadowed her mom, who was a nurse at the local hospital. Peterkin admired the focused dedication and compassion her mom had for her patients, and she decided this was the professional path she, too, wanted to follow. When it came time to consider colleges, Peterkin searched for schools that offered […]

Luis Reyes: Barton Aspirations Take Hard Work and Focus

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While Barton students aspire to reach for the stars, they quickly learn that it takes hard work, determination, and a plan to meet the challenges that come with lofty goals. Luis Reyes, a Class of 2020 graduate, knows all about meeting challenges and turning them into opportunities. This native of Ocala, Fla., accepted a new job as an Operations Analyst for Morgan Stanley at its headquarters office in New York City. Reyes’ hard work and determination clearly paid off with big dividends — a successful college career and an exciting new job waiting for him after graduation in May. So, what’s been his path to success? An accomplished swimmer, Reyes joined the […]