Brian Subin, The O’Neal School
College choice: University of Georgia
Varsity sports: Soccer, Basketball, Golf
Overall GPA: 4.50
Favorite course: AP Physics
I was fascinated to learn: All the interesting concepts presented in AP Literature. Whether it was a concept based on our perception of time or the meaning of life, the course continued to challenge my perspective on life.
Most inspiring teacher: Dr. Graves, true mentor to me. From hours in the classroom in chemistry, physics, AP chemistry and AP physics to hours on the court as my basketball coach. He made learning such difficult subjects fun and easy to understand. For three years, seeing and learning from “Doc G” on and off the court was an honor and pleasure.
A book that impacted my life was: Slaughterhouse Five
What epitomizes what a good American should be? A good American should treat each person with respect and always attempt to do the right thing. This person embodies what it means to have good character, no matter the audience. In this day and age of social media, our actions are always documented. People should view this as a chance to constantly demonstrate their ability to perform good deeds. If each person treated one another according to the Golden Rule, he or she would be a good American citizen.
Education's biggest challenge or problem: The problem is that all students have the necessary items to attain success, yet some choose not to. The education system has to find a way to inspire all students to become the best he or she can be. Ultimately, the tools to success are there for each person and those who decide he or she wants to succeed can and will succeed.
My favorite charity is: Relay for Life.
Best movie: “The Dark Knight”
Whose life inspires you?: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Three people you wish you could meet: John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cam Newton
Something you enjoy that would surprise people: I enjoy cooking.
I wish I had more time for: Playing the guitar.
I wish I had been there for: The Wright Brothers’ first successful takeoff.