Student Spotlight: Sophie Ortiz

Name, age, grade, city of residence
Sophie Ortiz, 18, 12th grade, Aptos

What inspires you? 

The idea of having the freedom to do what I want to do.
What is your favorite subject in school, and why? 
Right now it’s English, I like the creative part of it.


If you had the power to change one thing in the world, what would it be? 
I would make all areas’ soil good for planting, so that more than California could have a booming agricultural economy and more resources.
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
I would go to every beach, everywhere.
Name one big challenge in your life right now:
Trying to be mature about the things I don’t want to do.
What is your dream job?
I don’t know for sure; I want to do a lot of different things.
What are your three favorite things?
Friends, volleyball, and Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream!
Favorite book:
The Collector by John Fowles
What do you want to do after high school?
I want to study plant science and soil recovery.
Something that makes you smile:
The sun makes me smile!
A favorite MMS memory – and why?
When I first learned to play volleyball in the seventh grade is a favorite school memory.
Top three most played songs on your iTunes: 
Blackstreet by Dr. Dre
Jackie and Wilson by Hozier
Ta-Ku – Higher (Flume Remix)