Maraline Saenz - Apalachee High School

Maraline is a senior at Apalachee High School, completing both the Spanish Language and Healthcare pathways. She has taken 13 AP classes at AHS and will graduate in May ranked fifth in her class. She is part of National Society of High School Scholars, Interact, and ALLIES club. Maraline attended the Governors Honors Program in summer 2018 as a Spanish major. She was invited to the Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute (PCSI) at the College of Public Health in summer of 2018 at the University of Georgia but was unable to attend because it overlapped with the Governor’s Honors Program.

Maraline is doing her Work Based Learning internship at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow Hospital this semester. She will work for nine weeks in the Med/Surg department and then work nine weeks in the radiology department.

Maraline has been accepted into seven colleges but has not made a decision where she will attend yet. Her dream is to attend Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Maraline plans to major in Biology and then attend Medical School and become a general surgeon.

“After being at the hospital for a bit and observing what nurses do, I know I want to do more that involves hands on. I am fascinated with the human body, and I truly want to do something that will help people. I am really passionate about helping others and assisting their needs.”


Alyssa Wachtel - Apalachee High School

Alyssa is a senior at Apalachee High School. She has completed four pathways; Correction Services, Law and Public Safety, Healthcare and Spanish. She has taken three honors courses and will graduate with honors with a GPA of 3.97.

Alyssa is doing her Work Based Learning internship at Stewart Chiropractic Clinic in Winder. At the clinic, she takes care of patient files, scans and files important documents, puts electrodes on patients for the STEM machine, takes patient vitals and does physical therapy with patients. Alyssa also works at Publix as a cashier at night and on the weekends.

After graduation, Alyssa plans to attend the University of North Georgia, pursue a degree in sonography, and become an Ultrasound Technician. During college, her goal is to work as a certified Pharmacy Technician at Publix.


Madison North - Apalachee High School

Madison is a junior at Apalachee High School. She has completed the Early Childhood Education pathway and is working on completing the Marketing pathway. Madison is doing her Work Based Learning internship this year at Yargo Elementary School with Mrs. Kelly Cravey.

Madison plans to continue in Work Based Learning next year as an intern at Chick fil-a in the marketing department. After graduation, Madison plans to attend the University of North Georgia to pursue her Bachelor’s degree with a major in Business and Marketing and a minor in Education. Madison’s goal is to become a high school marketing teacher.

Success Stories Submitted by: Miranda Deaton, Youth Apprenticeship/WBL Coordinator for Apalachee High School