Pioneer High student has heart for working with special needs students
A shining light, a heart for giving and a passion for adventure. This is Charish Creon, November’s Pioneer High School Senior Spotlight student.
Charish is in her third year at PHS, dual enrolled at Western Nevada College as a Jump Start student. She came to PHS hoping a smaller school setting would help her focus on her studies. It certainly did that, and even more, Creon credits the school with the encouragement she needed to help shape her future.
Since early in eighth grade, Creon knew she wanted to work with students with special needs. But, it was when she enrolled in the Carson High School Peer Advocate class, which pairs mainstream students with special needs physical education students that she found how she might translate those dreams into reality. Creon passionately believes that students with special needs deserve dedicated people who love and support them. She wants to give what she has to offer and is confident that directing her future toward special education is how she intends to make an impact.
Now taking dual enrolled classes at PHS and WNC, Charish is well on her way to achieving her goal. Taking five classes while maintaining a 3.48 GPA, Creon plans to continue at WNC after high school graduation as both a Millennium and Nevada Promise Scholar. Once obtaining her associate’s degree, she then plans to transfer to a university to complete an education degree with an emphasis in special education.
As if that isn’t enough, in addition to a busy fulltime school schedule, Creon enjoys modeling and traveling. She hopes to travel and experience many parts of the world before she settles down in her future career. PHS looks forward to seeing what Creon will accomplish in the years ahead and certainly expects to ultimately find her among its distinguished alumni.
Cary Jordan is a counselor at Pioneer High School.