Oasis Academy College Prep Senior Layla Tanner is headed to College Station, Texas when she graduates this May. The Aggie tradition is a long part of her family's history with her father and sisters attending the competitive school. Tanner will major in Nutrition in A&M’s School of Agriculture.
“Since joining Oasis at the beginning of my junior year I have met so many nice people. Along with taking on unfamiliar sports and college classes, I learned many lessons that will impact my future decisions in life,” said Tanner.
“I would like to thank Mr. Eric Grimes, he has been my teacher since I moved here. He always has a welcoming personality for all of his students,” added Tanner.
The variety of classes Tanner has taken during her two years at Oasis has helped broaden her perspectives on topics. She continued, “My favorite class is philosophy because not only did I get to expand my own opinions, but also listen to other’s thoughts on religious topics.”
Tanner is currently president of the Oasis Chapter of National Honor Society. Being an active member of the NHS has provided a lot of opportunities to lead, volunteer in the community and give back. Along with taking classes, being a member of NHS, and being active in sports, Layla also currently has a part time job at the Western Nevada College library. She has enjoyed learning and growing in that position. She is thankful for the opportunity.
As Tanner looks on to the future, her advice for future students is straight forward. “Perfect the basics, it is important to create a strong foundation.” Tanner cannot wait to join her sisters for the Fall of 2023 at Texas A&M.