Senior Spotlight - Lesi Cabrera
Rochester Public Schools

Meet Lesi Cabrera, Mayo High School senior. Lesi strives to better herself in every situation she gets in, academically. She plans to become a registered nurse or a teacher, she hasn't quite decided yet. 





What High School are you graduating from?

Mayo High School


What is a fun fact about you?

I have a pet bunny and I take it out on walks at the park.


What is your favorite memory as an RPS student?

My favorite memory honestly has to be anytime when finals were happening and we had this long lunch hour. My friends and I with other people we didn't know would go walking to any nearby food places to eat at.


What sets you apart from the group? Try to capture your uniqueness and describe it.

A thing I believe that sets me apart from other people is I look for opportunities to grow in my academics. What I mean by this is like my health career pathway, I chose a lot of classes to get prepared, and even after or during those classes I entered into the program to expand or practice what I learn in those classes. Another example is the Intro to K-12 classes even being in it I still taught a band class after school hours as a volunteer and brought knowledge I learned from class to there.


What is your senior quote and why?

"What can I say about school? I laughed. I cried, but it was a fun ride."

I choose this because high school was a rollercoaster. I wanted to cry because something was hard for me or drama was going on but even so I had people wanting help or to be there to comfort me.


What advice do you have for incoming high school students?

If you're struggling in any sort of way, always reach out to your counselor, the school social worker, or even an adult you trust in the school. They are there for you some might try harder to help you more but thats why you should always take the action.


What is the number one skill you are taking with you post-graduation?



Name your chosen pathway for after graduation?

Registered nurse (Might change pathway to K-12 teacher) I'm interested in being an RN because I've talked to and seen how they love their job. I also like how they said everyone is willing to help and you get the training if you aren't sure of something. The reason why I said I'll change to teaching is that it's been on my mind but when I took a K-12 teaching class I enjoyed helping and teaching the kids at Lincoln.


How have you best contributed to your school community, and in what way do you think you’ll contribute to a workplace or college community?

I don't think I contributed a lot but I just try to help others if I understood what the teacher was teaching and just help them. I also try to help if the teacher needs help. Some ways I hope to contribute in the workplace or college community are just being open to helping others out and that I'm willing to learn many new things.


Describe three ways you have changed since your freshman year.

1. I am more open to asking for help when I know I need it.

2. I know it's ok to not have all 7 hours filled up with a class. (It's ok to only have 6 classes)

3. The last thing is I'm more outgoing and making a lot of new friends not just from Mayo but from other high schools.


If you could go back and give yourself advice when you were an incoming freshman, what would you tell yourself?

Learn to spend wisely and it's ok if you're struggling. Just learn to breathe and take a break.