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Student of the Week: Sofia Goodman

Despite the death of her sister a few years ago and being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she has stayed focused and determined.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Sofia Goodman is a sophomore at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, where she dedicates her time to arts and academics.

She’s a voice major and her passion for music shows each time she takes the stage. Sofia has maintained an A average throughout her high school career and has earned nearly 200 hours of community service.

Despite the death of her sister a few years ago and being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she has stayed focused and determined.

“Life just isn't going to hand you easy things, it's going to throw stuff at you a lot of the time,” Sofia said. “You need to use that as motivation, I turned it into strength."

Congrats to Sofia Goodman from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts for being recognized as First Coast News' Student of the Week!

Credit: The Goodman Family