Becoming a doctor has been the dream of Teresa ’18 since she was in 5th grade. “Pregnancy Center East came to St. Vivian and talked to my class. The information
they provided drove me to this passion of being Pro-Life and becoming an OBGYN to help teen mothers with tough decisions.” Her dream is already starting
to take fruition. Teresa was recently admitted to The LECOM Program through Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania. The LECOM Program interviews high
school seniors and current college students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. If the applicant attends a sponsored university, meets certain
criteria on their SAT, ACT, GPA and are selected after an interview process, they could receive an early acceptance into the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic
Medicine Program. Teresa recently completed the interview at Seton Hill University and was thrilled to receive word of her acceptance. “It is such
a great opportunity for me to be able to get a head start on following my dream.”
“Scholarly, athletic, confident, and self-reflective—that is Teresa Weickert. She approaches life at full throttle with purpose and direction. Her drive and intensity does not over shadow the personal warmth that she exudes to teachers and fellow students.”
Dr. Deborah Luebbe
Teresa not only pushes herself on the volleyball court, but also in the gym. “The gym is my outlet. I really got into physical fitness to be able to perform my best this past volleyball season, and I feel like it paid off.” Not only did Teresa see the benefits of fitness, she also saw some of the pitfalls. With social media being such a prominent feature in the lives of teenagers, Teresa has noticed a frustration that seems to be present among her age group due to constantly comparing themselves to others. “For my capstone project, I am assessing how mass media changes the perception of ourselves and how it leads to body dissatisfaction. I have read many testimonials and peer reviewed articles that shows comparing our bodies to those we see on Instagram and Pinterest leads to poor body image.” Teresa also conducted her own experiments with teammates that backed her research. She will be presenting her capstone on March 21st with other Assisi Scholars in the Fine Arts Center.
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