Lucy Milauskas is a 2017 graduate of Winchester High School. She is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minor in Psychology at Fairfield University. Having planned ahead and secured a summer job at Massachusetts General Hospital, Lucy is already traveling the world compassionately outreaching to underserved communities. Lucy spent her winter break in Lima, Peru running mobile clinics in communities that lack access to basic healthcare.
What is your fondest Kidstock! memory?
This is a hard one. I have so many, but some of my best memories are in the downstairs art room with Olive and the many two week sessions in summerstage where we would create our own musical. We had 2 days of performances, we would be able to participate in tech & the performing cast!
Did you do any other camps/programs in the area other than Kidstock?
I spent most of my summers at Kidstock! but I also attended field hockey camps each summer for at least a week.
In what ways do you find that you have to be creative in order to be successful?
Being creative means thinking outside of the box and bringing together all of your knowledge and applying it to any given situation. In situations that seem impossible, creativity can be used to come up with solutions. An example that comes to mind is technology, all of it came to being with someone thinking of a creative idea! In nursing, we must be creative when taking care of our patients to provide the best individual care! Creativity is everywhere.
Any skills that you feel Kidstock! helped you get started with?
Kidstock! was extremely beneficial to me when I was a child because it taught me how to speak in front of people. Public speaking and speaking to people in general is such an important life skill especially as you get older and many people are not exposed to opportunities to learn this as a child. With my theater experiences at Kidstock!, I have become great at communicating with all sorts of people and am comfortable expressing myself! I will use this skill throughout my life, especially in my nursing career.
Any notable accomplishments that have happened since you've left Kidstock!?
I recently traveled to Lima, Peru with a club that I am vice president of at my school. We built a staircase in one specific community and did a lot of sightseeing!
Anything else you'd like to add?
I truly believe I am the way I am today because of Kidstock! I've met so many friends over the years that I am still in touch with and the interpersonal skills I learned without even knowing it are going to follow me the rest of my life! Everyone has something to learn at Kidstock!