Kayla Doan, a senior at the high school, has been taking her education seriously since elementary school.
"My parents helped motivate me back when I started school, but pretty much after that I pushed myself," said Doan. "I've always loved math. I have broad career goals, and my parents have supported me in that."
Doan said since she's in the process of applying to colleges and making a final choice, the field trip was a good wake-up call to keep her grades up.
"I got so much out of the trip; I see how important it is to buckle down and do your best in school," said Doan. "The people we met were so brilliant, and I know I need to get into a good school and do my best."
The trip was also a learning experience for Ashley Cipriano, a senior at the high school who aspires to be an investment banker. "The people who worked at the firm got there from so many different career paths, but they all ended up at the same place," said Cipriano. "They just worked hard to achieve their goals.""