Humans of Cox: June 2023 Edition

“During high school I choose to spend my time participating in activities that mean the most to me–giving back to others and making music. I have had the opportunity to be a part of many ensembles in the music department such as jazz, wind ensemble, and the marching band. These opportunities allowed me to become band captain for two years, to be a student who was selected for the city-wide honor band in Virginia Beach, and to become a member of the Virginia International Tattoo Festival in which I was able to perform with international musicians virtually in 2021. My time spent in the marching band was priceless. We won numerous state titles and won nearly every local competition. The music programs at Cox are a great way to make lifelong friendships and have a creative outlet while at school. Aside from music, I have been fortunate enough to also be a part of the Executive Board for the National Honor Society (NHS). Being a member of NHS has allowed me to work with members of our community and other students who have a passion for community service. Another club at Cox that played an important role in helping me decide what career I would like to pursue is Beach Buddies, in which students are able to create friendships and connections with students with disabilities. The meetings are more than a “one-month” kind of thing; you are making a difference in the lives of others and giving students at Cox High School a greater sense of community. As I also have two younger siblings with disabilities, this club is a great way to be a part of that community in my school and to better understand my siblings. After high school, I will be attending James Madison University on a full ride scholarship. I plan to major in Health Sciences on a pre-medicine track and attend the honors college. Down the road, I hope to become a Developmental Pediatrician so I can continue to make a difference in the lives of others.” – senior Jocelyn Medeiros