Destiny Diaz: Becoming God's Masterpiece
Senior Destiny Diaz has officially committed to Messiah College where she is majoring in Psychology as she wants to work with soldiers who have PTSD.
Over the past four years, Destiny says that, “EC has impacted me not only spiritually, but given me a better understanding of different types of cultures and people. I would say Ms. Bucci impacted me the most. I hate math and she took so much of her own time to help me with it my junior year.”
Throughout her time at EC, Destiny has made so many great memories, but her favorite is, “Volleyball. It taught me so many things, including how to be a part of a team and how to put all of my energy toward something fun and positive. I will be playing in college as well.” Destiny also touched on the fact that she is, “so thankful to have made the friends I have and to have had the experiences I did. I loved this journey and cannot wait to see where I am led to next.”
Destiny also touches on her faith, “I have always had a Christian foundation but I think this year especially I have grown dramatically in my faith. Because I was so used to having my faith surrounded around me I was never challenged to defend it until I realized that not everyone at a Christian school is Christian. Because of this I think I grew deeper in it and appreciated God more.”
"Because I was so used to having my faith surrounded around me I was never challenged to defend it until I realized that not everyone at a Christian school is Christian. Because of this I think I grew deeper in it and appreciated God more.”
Destiny reflected on the personal growth that she has gone through during high school. “I gained a lot more confidence in myself and have realized that God made me, therefore I am a masterpiece. I truly realized this during Mr. Wright's chapel where he did the example of a mirror. It made me feel good about the way I look because he explained that God is the best artist to ever exist and He created me,”she said.
The top thing that Destiny has learned throughout high school is that, “We can praise God in anything we do. Through art, dance, music. I think for a long time I thought the only way I could praise him was when I’m in church, but that is not true at all.”
As senior year comes to a close, Destiny reflects on her legacy saying, “I want to be remembered not only as a great volleyball player but a kind and genuine person.”