Mary Basta, daughter of Salwa Azer and Atef Basta, is a sophomore at Ravenwood High School and this week’s Student of the Week.
She is involved with the Best Buddies program at RHS and on the weekends, enjoys volunteering to help children who are in need. She is also passionate about soccer and travel.
Her favorite class is Spanish with Mr. Starron.
“He’s understanding and wants the best for us,” Basta said.
One of her biggest inspirations and role models is her older sister.
“She’s made it so far in life,” she said of her sister’s accomplishments.
RHS teacher, Kari Smith, said of Basta, “Mary has a wonderful work ethic and has been a really great leader in my class. She works well with others, always does great work, and she has a great talent for performing and putting tons of energy on the stage. Mary is a great example to others and I am so happy to have her in class this year.”
After graduating from RHS, she plans to attend college and then medical school to pursue becoming a neurologist.