When Cynthia Medina Flores came to Ashbrook High School as a freshman, she was an ESL (English as a Second Language) student whose family spoke only Spanish. She’s come a long way in just four years.
Today, Flores has an outstanding grade point average that she earned while taking several Advanced Placement classes, including AP French. She is president and secretary of the French Club and currently teaches French to preschoolers in the community.
Flores is president of the Art Club and a member of the Drama, Creative Writing, Environmental, HOSA and Civinettes clubs. She has had many showcase displays of her artwork, including ceramics, painting and graphic design, on display around Gaston County and frequently volunteers with community arts programs. She’s also a member of Voces Latinas, a community service club at Ashbrook whose members help translate for Spanish-speaking parents during school events.
Flores has participated in many college prep programs and placed third in the Gaston Regional Science and Engineering Fair this year in the earth science category with a project titled “Mollusks Matter.” She has found her passion in theatre arts at Ashbrook, having served as the artistic director for numerous high school musicals and plays.
Flores will continue pursuing her dreams at Appalachian State University in the fall where she plans to study theater science.