What hobbies/interests do you enjoy outside of school?
I like to play travel basketball (AAU) in the spring and summer. I have an interest in fixing things and doing jobs that involve machinery or tools. I also helped coach 6th-8th grade boys in flag football for the last 2 seasons.
What extracurricular activities do you enjoy in school and out of school; what are you most proud of?
I am a part of the ambassador program at my high school. We show our school to others during Open Houses, Shadow Days and Entrance Exams. I also play Varsity Basketball for my school. I enjoy the ‘History Channel programs on television.
What is your favorite school subject and why?
My favorite subjects are math and history. Math is my favorite subject because it comes easily to me. I want to be an engineer so math fits with me well. I love history because I like learning about the past and learning about historical places and events.
Fun Fact about yourself?
I am a triplet, I have a brother and a sister.
In what ways is your mentor a significant player in your life?
He advises me in school and work related areas. He has told me that you can always stay in your shell, but you have to get out, try new things, and have fun.
What is your favorite HFS memory?
Playing basketball with my mentor.
How has HFS impacted your life?
It has helped finically to attend a private school since my parents have to pay three tuitions. HFS helped me look at different colleges through the college visit program. My favorite college visit was Notre Dame. Listening to guest speakers has helped me to evaluate the college admissions process.
Is there anyone that you would like to thank at HFS Chicago Scholars?
I would like to thank Desiree for always making events fun and memorable. Also my academic counselor Drew, for encouraging me to strive to do my best work in school. Most importantly my mentor, Chris, for giving me advice for the future and for high school.
Describe HFS in 3 words!
One big exciting, happy, and loving family.