First woman student to earn industry certification in carpentry at Leesburg High School.
Interviewer: Theresa Campbell
Photo: Douglas Tyler
Parents: Christopher and Stephanie Rosenmund, of Fruitland Park. Only woman in her construction classes. Graduated in May from Leesburg High School. Plans to attend Lake-Sumter State College for nursing studies.
My motto: Everything will be fine, you just got to give it time.
Future goals and dreams: To work in the nursing field.
Favorite possession: My silver truck.
Best advice I’ve been given: Stay strong.
Favorite high school subjects: Math and construction classes.
What was it like with all male peers in construction classes? There was some teasing. I just ignored it and kept doing what I was supposed to be doing.
Favorite carpentry projects: Making picnic tables, fence posts and building stairs for houses for Habitat for Humanity.
My best learning style: Hands-on.
My hero/inspiration: My mom. She has pushed me to do things that I don’t think I can accomplish. She has faith in me, and she’s been the biggest influence in my life.
The thrill of winning the carpentry award: I didn’t think I would get it because I started in carpentry in my senior year.
Advice to other girls about construction classes: The classes are really fun, and it teaches you that you can do projects by yourself.
What people don’t know about me: Most people are surprised about the carpentry award and they’re saying, “I am so proud of you!”
Favorite activity: Singing. Sometimes me and my dad go to Legends restaurant in Fruitland Park and we do karaoke.
If I could trade places with someone for a day: I would trade places with (actress) Jennifer Aniston.
Favorite food: Steak, cooked medium-well.
Pet peeve: When people don’t check to see if rumors are true.
If I could have dinner with anyone living or dead, it would be: My paternal grandmother.
Best day of my life: Graduation on May 17.
What makes me happy: Family, music and my four dogs.