My name is Nicole Plotnik, and I am currently a junior at Mass Academy! Math and science are my favorite subjects and so far, being a part of the MAMS community has been great! I am from Shrewsbury, but my family is from Ukraine and Armenia. I have an older sister named Allison who is studying psychology at San Diego State University. I also have my best friend Libby who I am always with in my free time. Apart from friends and family, I like to read, swim, and do arts and crafts. My favorite types of books are fantasy and mystery books because they always spark my imagination. One of my favorite authors is Karen M. McManus.
Swimming is something I enjoy and am passionate about. I swam on the Stingrays Swim Team at the Greendale YMCA in Worcester for four years. My favorite stroke is backstroke! In addition to swim team, I also work at the Greendale YMCA as a lifeguard and swim instructor. I think swimming is an essential skill to have and teaching it is so much fun! Click here to visit the Greendale YMCA website and learn more!
I love making arts and crafts! Some of the things I like to do is draw, paint, crochet, sew, make origami, and do just about anything else that is a creative outlet. I was able to take a creative sketchbook class freshman year which introduced me to lots of different mediums in art. Mixing mediums is one of my favorite things to do because I think it creates really cool art pieces. I also love making different things with string and yarn such as bracelets for my friends or little crocheted stuffed animals!
Traveling to different places is one of my favorite things to do. Some of the places I have been are Jamaica, Niagara Falls, Montréal, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. Getting to see new places and different ways of life is always really cool. Over the summer, my family and I visited England where we got to see London and Oxford. Both were very beautiful, and Oxford reminded me of Harry Potter!