Savannah Gorman is learning His way

October 1, 2013

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Savannah Gorman has always been driven.

In high school this was the foundation of her outstanding volleyball career in which she led Sinton High School to the state semi-finals for the first time in school history. Her determination was even greater in the classroom, where she graduated top 10 in her class and as a member of the National Honors Society.

Now, as a sophomore, she’s used that same drive to get on track to graduate early with a bachelor’s in history with an emphasis in pre-law.

She cites her favorite class so far as the College’s daunting business law course, which she took last year as the only freshman. The following summer, she had the opportunity to do what few business law students ever do: use the material in a real-world legal setting.

“I worked for a lawyer during an ongoing case involving a breach in contract,” she said. “I was surprisingly able to tackle a lot of legal work. I attended trials and depositions, proof-read motions and legal documents, and researched for cases — I felt like a kid in a candy store.”

For Savannah, Florida College is just the first step in her path toward a career in business law.

“I’ve always been the type of person who has to have a plan laid out in front of me,” she said. “Once I realized it was possible to earn my bachelor’s degree in just three years, I put even more effort into finishing early.”

Already an academic junior, she is well on her way to achieving that goal and entering law school younger than most other applicants, a prospect she describes as “extremely exciting, but terrifying at the same time.”

That’s how Savannah is Learning His Way.