Excitement of ER appeals to student who wants to be a doctor

Fruita Monument High School senior Bri True envisions herself working as an emergency room doctor. She figures it would be exciting.

“The adrenaline of having to help someone in those few minutes ... I just think it would be an interesting job. It wouldn’t get boring,” she said.

True’s favorite classes at Fruia Monument are the sciences. Her top pick: anatomy. Her parents, Al and Dana True, are both chiropractors, and she credits them with her desire to get a degree in medicine.

“I love to learn why things grow, why things do what they do,” True said.

She will begin working toward her dream this fall at Mesa State College. The school awarded her a $2,000 presidential scholarship, which she said will help lower the cost of all the years of education she has ahead of her.

Another benefit to attending Mesa State is it will keep her close to home and her horses.

She began riding at her grandfather’s place as a young child.

A unique sport she plays with her father is polocrosse, which combines aspects of polo and lacrosse.

Her father learned of the sport 10 years ago from one of his chiropractic patients. 

True has travelled as far as Australia with her father to compete in the sport. She was named the national polocrosse junior of the year in 2008.

True and her father plan to try out for the 2011 World Cup team.

Polocrosse isn’t the only equestrian sport they enjoy together; they also “team pen.” The goal is to separate three head of cattle from a herd of 30 as quick as possible.

“My dad and I just have a blast doing it,” she said.

All of the time she spends with her horses hasn’t kept her from being involved in high school athletics.

True played four sports during her four years and lettered in volleyball, diving and lacrosse.

Over the weekend, she traveled with the Grand Valley lacrosse team to a state tournament on the Front Range where the Lightning lost, for the first time in their inaugural season, to St. Mary’s Academy.


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