A TEEN’S TAKE: Anastasia Motuzok on summer program at Our Lady of the Lake

“I try to get a chance to do anything with medicine as much as possible because that is my ultimate passion. ... One day I hope to be an orthopedic surgeon.”

Age: 16

School: Woodlawn High School, senior

Parents: Bill and Alla Baltas


Book: “The Hunger Games” series

TV show: “Revenge”

Movies: “The Notebook” and “The Fast and the Furious”

Music: “I love all types of music, it depends on what mood I’m in — just music that makes you want to get up and dance.”

Hangout: “Absolutely love the beach.”

Role model: “To me anyone who shows true passion for something is someone I greatly look up to because that is what ultimately drives me.”

Extra: Through the AHEC (Area Health Education Center) of a summer program, Motuzok spent three days a week for a month rotating through departments at Our Lady of the Lake in the mornings and attending classes and field trips in the afternoon. She takes mostly AP classes and is in the Great Scholars program. Though no longer a competitive gymnast, she coaches competitive gymnastics five days a week and works with younger children in developmental and preschool classes. She also helps with her parents’ art gallery, traveling to art shows around the state.

William Taylor