The Marshalltown Community School District has four student school board representatives for the 2023-24 school year. These leaders will provide student perspective and give Marshalltown High School updates to the school board during official meetings. Get to know senior Daisy Covarrubias Andrade, a first time student school board representative.
What activities are you a part of at Marshalltown High School?
I am currently involved in the National Honor Society at my school, Student Rotarians, NHI (National Hispanic Institute), as well as in Al Éxito.
What is your favorite subject?
My favorite school subject would probably be English. I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing while growing up, and adore playing around with words. Since I was young, I’ve had a great fascination with learning new words and expanding my vocabulary.
What is a talent you would like to learn some day?
Without a doubt, I would love to learn how to play the harp or the guitar someday.
What musician or band is currently at the top of your playlist?
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What has been your favorite memory so far at Marshalltown Hight School?
My absolute favorite memory at MHS so far was when I was in orchestra and we played the “Pirates of the Caribbean” for one of our pieces at our concert. I admired how our instructor worked hard and diligently to help us be prepared for our performance, and never gave up on us but rather motivated us to give our best. This memory really stayed with me and I enjoyed being able to collaborate with the younger orchestra students for this piece, working together as a team to be able to create a remarkable performance.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment in MHS was becoming one of the NHS student leaders for this school year. I felt proud of myself especially since I had worked hard in preparing for the speech I had to give for the position of NHS secretary. I was very excited to be elected and it has been a wonderful experience so far!
What is the best piece of advice you have received so far?
The best piece of advice I’ve received is from my mom. She has always reminded me to not judge other people but to instead strive to see the best in each person because everyone has their own story, with their own problems and obstacles, and you don’t know what theirs might be.
Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my mom. As a stay-at-home mom, she has never failed to be there for me, supporting me in everything that I do. She is undoubtedly one of the most selfless and generous people that I know and I admire her greatly for that.
What is your biggest dream or goal in life?
To become a successful labor and delivery nurse someday.
What are your plans for after high school?
I look forward to continuing with my education after high school and working on obtaining my Bachelor’s degree (BSN) in nursing. I plan on taking a year at the MCC College and then transferring to the University of Iowa to complete my degree.
What does it mean to you to embrace the lead?
For me it means that it requires a willingness to step out of your comfort zone though, at times, it may be far easier or tempting to be a follower rather than a leader. As a result, it involves a journey of personal growth and the courage to be able to push yourself past your limits.