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My Name Is: Sheridyn Googins of Arvada

Student, book lover, bakery employee

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Finishing my senior year

I’m a senior and graduating high school this year. I go to online school through Jeffco’s 21st Century Virtual Academy. It’s just like normal school, but all my textbooks are online. A lot of people think because it’s online, you don’t get to talk to your teachers, but that’s not true. We have a school building in Lakewood and I talk to me teachers regularly. It’s really nice to be able to go at my own pace. If I’m not understanding something, I can take more time to learn it. Or if I’m really understanding something, I can go quickly. Online school also gives me the ability to be able to work a lot for someone my age. My goal this year is to finish high school really strong.

Working at the bakery

I work a lot at Rheinlander bakery in Olde Town as a customer service person — I don’t bake. My main priority is to help customers. If they are looking for something and they don’t know what it’s called, or finding the perfect treat for the occasion. I try to make people feel welcome. It’s nice because you’re not separated from the bakers, we’re just one giant fun family. I also make coffee. I was scared about it at first, but now I really like it. I have a top three for baked goods here: the cream cheese streusel rolls, the peach cream cheese strudel and the eclairs — I’m a sucker for custard.

I love to read

I like to read a lot and my sister and I like to walk around Olde Town, eat food and go shopping. I read a lot of teenager books. John Green is my favorite author. I made it a goal to own and read all of his books. He has a new book coming out in October and I’m so excited. I like the romance part of them. I’m in the same age range as the characters so it makes me be able to pretend I’m someone else when I’m reading the books. Reading is something that’s so important to me.

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