By Kyle Faria
Meet Skyla Berube, a senior in architectural drafting, an all-star softball player and an aspiring civil engineer.
Skyla is an incredible student athlete who was brought up with a love of sports. Her father played baseball his entire life. When asked about her athletic inspiration, Skyla thinks of her idol since she was young, Crystl Bustos, is an Olympic softball player known for considerably being the best hitter in fast pitch history. Achieving plenty of accomplishments, Skyla had the honor of being a two time Standard Times All Star, making it to the Standard Times Super Team, being named Student-Athlete of the week on two occasions, receiving an SCC Honorable Mention and she is part of GNBVT’s 2018 Softball State Championship team. With athletic awards like this, you know she has the mindset of a winner. “I always try to stay positive and just keep working hard till the end of the game,” Skyla remarked. This year she will be making a transition of positions from outfield to first base in hopes of keeping up her extraordinary play on the field.
Not only does Skyla achieve greatness athletically, she is a student role model as an officer for the National Honor Society. Throughout her years attending Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech she has managed to balance life, sports, and school by making the right decisions. She understands the factor of procrastination can’t get to her so she makes sure after every practice her homework gets done first before anything else. Skyla currently works at Choubah Engineering Group, a civil engineering firm. After high school she plans to attend UMass Dartmouth to receive her Masters’ degree in Civil Engineering. With such a degree in her career field, Skyla wants to eventually run her own engineering firm. Skyla would like to thank some of her teachers for shaping her to be the student she is today: Mr. Richard, Mrs. Teixeira, Ms. Blanchette, Mrs. Pimental and Mrs. Gifford.