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.
Everything will be fine, you just got to give it time.
Future goals and dreams:
To work in the nursing field.
My silver truck.
Best advice I’ve been given:
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:
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!”
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.
Steak, cooked medium-well.
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.