The La Salle Falconer

  • Welcome to The La Salle Falconer: Your student news source for La Salle Catholic College Prep

  • Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @lasallefalconer

  • Send us letters to the editor at [email protected]

Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

Back to Article
Back to Article

Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

Maya Smith, Staff Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story

Senior Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski is an extraordinarily creative and ambitious individual who is always up to something. Carolina is taking 5 AP classes, including AP Biology, AP Spanish 5, AP Art, AP English 4, AP Statistics, and she is also a part of the National Honor Society.

She gets a lot of homework, but she said that she mostly does a good job of staying on top of it all. “I obviously procrastinate a little bit, [but] I think everyone does,” she said. “I found it’s helpful to [have] a planner, or something so that I know what events I have coming [up next].”

Carolina’s favorite class is either Art or English. “I could see myself going into a career for [them], so I’m very passionate about them,” she said.

With her art she tries to portray a message and theme of feminine power. “It seems like my art is shifting towards a feminine power; [including] individualistic features [of] women, [and their] strength,” she said. Carolina will be having one of her art pieces featured in a book with art teacher Ms. Cha, which she says is “pretty cool.”

While at school, but not attending classes, Carolina is on student council, and “I’m a part of different clubs, and I’m hoping to get more involved with the outdoor club,” she said.

Carolina enjoys unwinding from the stress of school by hanging out with friends. “I think that’s a good way to [relax],” she said. “[On the] weekends, usually when [I] have big chunks of time that’s not always devoted to homework, then I’ll try to make plans with them.” If she only has a small amount of time, Carolina will either watch TV or hang out with her family to get her mind off of school.

Carolina has participated in playing soccer at La Salle all four years. She played her first two years on JV, and then moved up to varsity for her junior and senior year.

The most difficult thing Carolina has had to overcome during high school was figuring out who she was. “Freshman year it was a struggle with friendships, [and] figuring out who you are,” she said. “I think that [is] something I’m still trying to figure out as I get closer to college.”

“[You] have to figure out who the good people in your life [are], who you want to keep, and what things align with your future and personality,” she said.

In the future Carolina is looking forward to college. “I’m excited for a change of pace and scenery,” she said. Even though she’s excited about college, she doesn’t know how ready she is yet, because “there’s a lot of things in consideration before I get there.”

Carolina has applied to three universities early action for November 1st, and she is planning to do two more by November 15th, which will also be considered early action.

With Carolina heading off to college soon, she has had to do some thinking about what she wants to study. “I’m technically going in undecided, but I’m leaning towards possibly a career in journalism,” she said. “I have a strong calling to help those that are facing injustice.” Through both her artistic and writing abilities, Carolina feels that she can bring attention to people and issues that are experiencing injustice.

Carolina is also interested in psychology, and she feels that being a psychologist would be really cool as well.

A tip that Carolina has for people who are looking to succeed in school is to focus on school and how you are doing personally. “Making sure to find that balance, I think that’s what a lot of people say, but just trying to figure out the right amount of time for homework,” she said. “While you want to go to a good college, you also need to make sure you maintain your mental health.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Maya Smith, Staff Reporter

Maya is a sophomore at La Salle. She is on the JV soccer and tennis teams. Outside of school, she loves listening to music, hanging out with friends and...


5 Responses to “Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski”

  1. Nicole Khoury on November 14th, 2018 6:13 pm


    Great article way to go:)

  2. Cha Asokan on November 14th, 2018 6:30 pm

    So proud of both of you!!
    Carolina, I can’t wait to see what your future holds, your art is always impactful, interesting, quality and full of heart!!! , and Maya- you are great at art and writing!

  3. Mr. Gary Hortsch on November 15th, 2018 7:31 am

    Carolina – A true person for others.

  4. Les Quintero on November 15th, 2018 8:20 pm

    There’s a true beauty in intellect… Carolina proves it!!

  5. Liz banta on November 15th, 2018 10:26 pm

    Fun to learn a little more about you, Carolina!

We'd love to hear your thoughts! Let us know what you think about this story by submitting a comment below. Comments are moderated, and won't appear until they are approved. An email address is required, but won't be publicly displayed.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.

Navigate Left
  • Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

    Student Life

    Student of the Week: Nicole Khoury

  • Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski


    8 Shopping Tips To Set You Up For Success At The Thrift Store

  • Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski


    Q&A With the Artist of The Falconer’s New Logo

  • Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

    Humans of La Salle

    10 Things You Didn’t Know About La Salle’s Newest English Teacher, Mr. Greg Larson

  • Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

    Fall Sports

    Mizael Harris: Freshman Soccer Phenomenon

  • Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski


    Sophomore Lauren Harrington Wins Bronze at International Taekwondo Competition, Taking the Next Step in Her Taekwondo Journey

  • Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

    Student Life

    Five Seniors Reflect on Their High School Experiences and What the Future May Hold for Them

  • Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

    Student Life

    AP Studio Art Shares Their Most Recent Work

  • Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski

    Student Life

    Student of the Week: Gretchen Pauli

  • Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski


    New Classes Offer More Creative Options for the Student Body

Navigate Right
The student news site of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory.
Student of the Week: Carolina Stahly-Dronkowski