Cross Country (JV)
Next year: Gap year, then attending Wake Forest University
- How has Thayer helped shape you?
- What are your plans next year?
- When you think of Thayer what comes to mind?
- What was your most memorable academic experience at Thayer?
- What advice would you give incoming freshmen?
- What was your favorite place to study?
- What’s your favorite Thayer tradition?
I’m an adventurous person and I love to travel, and Thayer’s had a big part in that. When I graduate, I will have gone on three trips through Thayer: the Dominican Republic, Spain, and China. Academically, I developed my interests in math and science here. Teachers have pushed me to take certain courses or get involved in activities like Mathletes. I never thought I’d get involved in Mathletes, but my junior year Mr. Forrest required that our math class apply to the team, and after I applied he really encouraged me to join. Now I want to be an engineering major.
I’m going to take a gap year. From September to December I’m traveling to Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya with a group. We’ll get to do some cool things like work in a hospital, teach in a school for two weeks, and track rhinos. Then we get to take different adventure trips like a safari and rafting. In this spring I’m going to Spain to walk the Camino. I plan to reapply to some schools for the fall of 2017.
My Programming and Independent Science Research (ISR) classes. My math teachers knew that math was my strong suit so they encouraged me to try Programming. Mr. Donovan encouraged me to take the ISR and I ended up building an underwater ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle). The building process was amazing and influenced me to focus on engineering in college.