COS: Cara Li

Karen Portillo, Staff Writer

Cara Li is a junior who is always on the move. If she is not at school, she is either taking photos for the yearbook or working at her parent’s restaurant. This year, Cara was inducted into the National Honors Society and has become a member of Key Club. Apart from school and clubs, Cara has been involved in her parent’s restaurant ever since she was only twelve years old. During her 6th grade year, Cara’s parents began training her on the job in order for her to help them as soon as she grew old enough.

Li’s day consists of waking up, going to school, going home to nap for an hour, heading out to work at 5 p.m., arriving at home at 9 p.m., eating dinner, beginning her homework, and going to sleep around 12 a.m. Many Chiefs can relate to Cara’s hectic life because it is not always easy trying to maintain good grades while working long hours.

Cara’s favorite thing about working at the restaurant is the customers. Li commented, “I enjoy working because the customers always have a positive attitude. I consider them my friends because they have seen me grow up since I was in sixth grade.” The family-owned restaurant only has four working employees, Cara’s mother, father, older brother Davin Li, and herself. “Working with my family can be stressful at times especially when it gets extremely busy since it’s just me, my mom, my dad, and my brother working.”

Aside from school and work, Cara is also a part of the yearbook team. She has been part of the yearbook class for two years now and has become managing editor. Li enjoys taking photos and working on the different pages she is assigned to. At the moment, Cara is working on the swim page and hopes to do her best on every page she is given.

As for her future, Cara hopes to attend the University of Florida for veterinary medicine. Li added, “My goals are to have a better life than my parents. I don’t want to have to work every day as they do, but I hope to make enough money to provide for them and myself.”