Alumna Profile: Mikaella Croskrey
I started Seton Home Study School in the 4th grade and continued all the way to high school graduation last spring.
I was homeschooled alongside my older sister and absolutely loved the experience and am very grateful for my education.
Homeschooling through Seton allowed for traveling, more family time, and the time to focus on studying and learning about music!
Where did you go to college, and what is your degree?
I am currently a freshman in the Honors program of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and am double majoring in Computer Science and Violin Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies.
How did your Seton education help you navigate the college experience?
Two of the most important things I learned from Seton were how to handle a heavy workload and time management! Once you hit college, you are in charge of your schedule, classes, and study habits (for the most part) and it is up to you to keep your grades up and take care of yourself.
Additionally, I am very thankful to Seton for all the practice I have had analyzing and writing papers. I have put these skills to good use and am currently writing an average of 2-3 papers a week.
What are you doing now?
Right now I am just starting out my journey of creating and establishing a career. I am loving every step of the journey and cannot wait to see where the road ahead of me leads.
What gives you passion or motivation in your current occupation?
Music is most definitely my passion! Every aspect of my life can somehow be tied back into music of some form or another. However, computers have always fascinated me as well and I am really excited to explore avenues that could combine both music and computers.
Any advice for current Seton High-Schoolers?
Don’t give up! You may not be able to see your future or know what you want to do right now but that is okay! You will most likely change your mind a lot. I have changed my goals for the future more times than I can count and I am not even done yet!
However, if you are confident you want to go the academic route, I would really encourage looking into Running Start/Dual Enrollment programs at your local colleges and universities. Participating in programs like these will give you a huge edge when you “officially” become a college student. And it is a lot of fun to explain to “real” college students in your classes why you are taking Calculus I, II, or even III, and haven’t even graduated high school yet.
But most importantly, be sure to spend time with your family, enjoy being in high school, and don’t stress about the future too much! Good luck and God be with you in your life’s journey!