Senior Josh Jimenez has enthusiastically embraced his nine years as an MPCS student. He has achieved a 4.0+ GPA and engaged with activities such as theatre, marching band, student government, National Spanish Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Super Smash Bros. Club, Peer Mentoring Initiative, and Christian Life Group and has been involved in his church. With such a busy schedule, Josh keeps a positive outlook and has learned to trust his life to God’s will. He especially appreciates all teachers who have “invested in me inside and outside of the classroom” such as Mrs. Akin, Mrs. Troutman, and Mr. Minear. Josh states, “I have matured spiritually with the help of MPCS teachers and they will continue to be a part of my life even when I graduate.”
While Josh hasn’t decided a college major yet, he will attend Rollins College and has been offered a Dean’s Scholarship. He would “potentially like to minor in Spanish or Theatre, as these have been two passions during high school.” Those of us who have enjoyed his wonderful performances on the stage know he has amazing talent. His parents recall his performance as Professor Bhaer in Little Women, the Musical and his public singing debut as “a proud moment for us and we love that it stretched him and got him out of his comfort zone.” He likes such challenges and new adventures both on the stage, which have “changed his life in profound ways,” and beyond. He cites his freshman year marching band cruise to the Bahamas and “running around a cruise ship, snorkeling, and getting buried in the sand” as a favorite memory. Josh himself sums up his experiences at MPCS best: “My time at Mount Paran has equipped me both academically and spiritually. I feel prepared to handle the college workload, but more importantly, I feel that I am in a place in my relationship with God that I am ready to enter an environment where I can show His love to those who may not have experienced it.” It is safe to say that whatever the future holds for Josh, he will meet it with open arms.