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Senior Spotlight: Shagun Kamboj Prepares for the Next Chapter of Her Life

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Photo by Suhani Kamal
Shagun Kamboj, a senior at MHHS who is also the president of the marching band, gives two thumbs up. Kamboj showed how she is prepared to move on from high school to college with feelings of excitement. “I can’t wait to experience how college life is!” said Kamboj.

Shagun Kamboj is ready to go to the next step in her life following the 12 years of hard work she did previously to work up for it. As a senior at Mission Hills High School, Kamboj is graduating high school this summer and getting ready to attend Cal State Los Angeles. This is a stressful yet exciting period for every senior out there, and it depends solely per person on how they handle it.
“It felt kind of overwhelming, as I was waiting to know where my future lay, but I knew that whatever would happen, there would be a good reason behind it, so that helped me not worry too much,” Kamboj said.
After college decisions were out and she knew what college she would be going to in the coming fall, Kamboj started realizing how important time was at the moment. Very soon she would never come back to the high school that she had spent four years at. Band has been a huge part of her high school journey, and she was even the president of marching band. Even though she will be leaving, Kamboj shared how she still will cherish the memories made these last four years.
“The late night bus rides coming back home from a band competition are something I could never forget,” Kamboj said. “We would always laugh and have fun; it was a time where I felt as if there was nothing to worry about.”
Along with being a part of the band, Kamboj is quite the academic achiever. She is going to be majoring in nursing, a field that requires quite a lot of knowledge and time. When she was younger, architecture was her first choice, but as college decisions got closer, she decided nursing was the way to go.
“I decided to go into nursing because my whole family doesn’t consist of any doctors. There are people who are teachers, engineers, and many other professions in my family, but none in the medical field, so I was inspired to be the first one to set a career in the medical field, as it is a big accomplishment,” Kamboj said, with a smile full of confidence.
Clearly Kamboj is someone who thinks deeply about her family but still balances her own wishes. She is certain about what she wants to do and knows she can make it happen with the right mindset. Kamboj is, in fact, also known to be really supportive of her peers, so she leaves some advice for students that will go through the same process of deciding what to do after high school in the future.
“If the choice seems difficult, do what seems right for you. Don’t give up if it’s too hard, don’t stress, just know what you want to do from the beginning so you have time to work for it and make sure you achieve it,” Kamboj said.

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Suhani Kamal
Suhani Kamal, News Editor
Suhani Kamal is in her first year of journalism as a freshman, and she is on the Silvertip leadership team as the news editor for this year. As part of holding this position, she is looking forward to learning more about the process of perfecting news articles. She is also looking forward to becoming a better photographer and learning the skills to become a proficient writer. She is on the JV tennis team here on campus at Mission Hills and is also part of a Toastmaster gavel club outside of school. With hopes to excel in the course of journalism this year, Suhani is excited to write articles and share important news with other students on campus.