Mariank Gonzalez

What years have you attended Forest Lake Academy?
Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior.

What do you love about Forest Lake Academy?
The teachers, the environment, and the reinforcement and constant teaching of our faith.

Describe one of your favorite teachers and tell why he/she is a favorite:
Mrs. Denton is a very hard worker, compassionate, caring, merciful, and a great helper and supporter. She tells you where to look, and leaves to you what to see. She is indeed a wonderful, vibrant, and amazing teacher!

In what ways have you grown in your faith as a result of your experience at Forest Lake Academy?
I have grown in my faith through my friendships with students, and mentoring from my teachers.

Tell us your story about how Forest Lake Academy has made a difference in your life:
Attending FLA has had me open my eyes to my faith and, I’ve learned and grown so much. I’ve looked back at my life and realized so much. I can see God’s hand working in my life, and I couldn’t be more thankful. I am so grateful I could attend FLA because I honestly believe I would have been the opposite person of who I am today if I continued in public school.

How do you feel that FLA is preparing you for graduation, college and life? What are your plans after you graduate?
I really like the education here. I feel the responsibility levels and the college course opportunities help with preparing for graduation, college, and life.