Gisell Rodriguez

What years have you attended Forest Lake Academy?
I came this year. I am a junior.

What do you love about Forest Lake Academy?
Its a family

Describe one of your favorite teachers and tell why he/she is a favorite:
Mr Johnson. He isn’t my teacher but I know that he is always there to listen to me -he is like a father figure I have never had.

In what ways have you grown in your faith as a result of your experience at Forest Lake Academy?
I learned to depend on God and not worry about the past.

Tell us your story about how Forest Lake Academy has made a difference in your life:
Forest lake has made a difference in my life because I’ve grown stronger. I was really scared about coming to FLA because I thought my mother wouldn’t be able to pay for it. I’ve never had my father around so I was worried about my mother. But God has provided me with a great job and I’ve been able to get good grades and my mother has been working hard to keep me here. I lost my home two years in a row which made me very depressed but being here I feel welcomed and home.

How do you feel that FLA is preparing you for graduation, college and life? What are your plans after you graduate?
Let God handle it and work as hard as I can. I plan on going to Oakwood or another Adventist university.