Charles “Luke” Tart
South Johnston, senior
GPA: 4.6 on a 4.0 scale with extra credit for advanced courses.
Athletics: Three years varsity football, four years indoor track, four years outdoor track, three years swimming.
Favorite course in school: Calculus. It was a class that challenged me and intrigued me.
I was fascinated to learn: That all the things we learned in calculus had a way of working together to solve real-world problems.
Most inspiring teacher: David Bell; Pre-Calculus, Intro to College Math, and Calculus AB, BC; South Johnston High School
A book that had an impact on my life was: “Fahrenheit 451” (Ray Bradbury). This book was published in 1953 before the technological revolution that we have had. The author, one of my favorites, writes about futuristic technology that we have today. The book shows how technology and government can corrupt our ways of life to the point where everyday things, such as books, become illegal.
It is hard to believe that we used to: Do calculus without a calculator.
Who epitomizes a good American: Welles Crowther. He played lacrosse at Boston College and then with his degree in economics he got a job in the South Tower of the World Trade Center. On 9/11 Crowther gave his life in saving at least 12 people. He is a true American hero.
Whose life inspires you: Russell Wilson. Russell Wilson started from humble beginnings and through his adversities he has grown into the star quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. One admirable thing he does that inspires me is he goes to the children’s hospital every week to visit kids who are sick.
Three people you wish you could meet: Socrates, Albert Einstein, and Nikola Tesla.
Something you enjoy that would surprise people: I am extremely nerdy; i.e., comic books, RPGs, and video games.
I wish I had been there for: When my dad played as quarterback at South Johnston High and my mom was cheering him on as a cheerleader.