Maryna Obzhylova is a Soap Lake High School GEAR UP sophomore and she is a student that knows what it takes to be a success. She knows where she is going and what it takes to get there. Maryna is a first generation immigrant from the Ukraine. She is fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian. Her parents moved here so their children would have more opportunity for advancement in education and careers. She moved here when she was 6 years old and began kindergarten in Soap Lake. She has many friends and is a highly regarded student by teachers and students alike.
Maryna spends much of her time with school and babysitting her younger sister and 2 younger brothers but still finds time to do volleyball and maintain her 3.8 GPA. When asked what makes her interesting she replied, “I love to set goals and achieve them. “ She has plans to attend Big Bend to obtain a transfer degree and then apply to a university nursing school. “I would love to go to the University of Washington.” Her plans are to achieve at least a level of Registered Nurse but may go on to a higher degree such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant.
Maryna has always taken advantage of GEAR UP programs such as trips to college campuses. She can be found in the GEAR UP room almost every day working on classes or doing homework. She truly knows what it takes to be a success and we look forward to working with her in the future.