Wake Forest High
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Favorite course: Pinehurst No. 2 due to the course set-up and its history.
World’s biggest problem: Inequality in all regards: pay, education, civil rights, working conditions, etc.
Fascinated to learn: The Milky Way Galaxy, the galaxy that contains Earth, is one of over 100 billion galaxies that make up the universe
Most inspiring teacher: Tarea Wojciechowski, AP Chemistry, we call her Mrs. Wojo. She has so much passion not just for chemistry, but for all subjects. She is constantly correcting our grammar and has never gone a day without laughing hysterically during class. For me, and I’m sure for most of my class mates, her class is the one class that you look forward to every day.
Impactful book: Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann. This book practically went everywhere with me in late Elementary School because I was a huge rock hound and fascinated with gemstones. It not only helped me learn the names of different gems, but it helped me understand the differences between gem groups and the characteristics of each.
It is hard to believe: Early Americans thought slavery was right. It is hard for me to understand how human beings were OK with treating other human beings the way that they did solely based on the color of their skin.
Favorite charity: Make a Wish Foundation because of what they do for children who are battling life-threatening illnesses.
Inspirational life: Steven Hawking inspires me because even though he is suffering from a chronic disease, he continues to question the most basic laws of the universe and is still gathering research and teaching.
Ideal guest list: Jack Nicklaus, Bobby Jones, and Leonardo da Vinci.
It would surprise people: I enjoy learning about and collecting rocks and gems. I have a large collection of gemstones in my closet.
I wish I had been there: When man first walked on the Moon.