Scholar-athlete of the week: Heritage’s Blake Walters

09/01/2014 6:31 PM

09/01/2014 6:33 PM

Blake Walters

Heritage, Senior

Overall GPA : 4.92 on a 4.0 scale with extra credit for advanced courses

Athletics: Four years varsity baseball and football

Favorite course: AP Calculus

I was fascinated to learn : That in economics, calculus can be used to compute marginal cost and marginal revenue which allows them to compute maximum profit.

Most inspiring teacher: Mrs. Michelle Thomas. She is a math teacher at Heritage High School. She was my Algebra II teacher in ninth grade and my calculus teacher in 11th grade.

Her work ethic and desire to help her students is something I can only hope to model as I grow older and move into whatever profession I do.

A book that had an impact on my life was: “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. This book got me really interested in politics and pushed me to learn more about politics in the 1800s as well as politics throughout U.S. history.

It is hard to believe that we used to: Fight wars the way we did. It seems very abnormal that we would meet in an open field, line up across from each other and shoot.

Who epitomizes what a good American should be: Derek Jeter. He plays America’s pastime, is a great role model, and does many things to benefit others off of the field.

Whose life inspires you : Pat Tillman. He gave up a sport he loved to serve his country and died for our freedoms. There is no greater honor.

Three people you wish you could meet: Ronald Reagan, Pete Rose, Mike Murphy (Navy Seal who lost his life in an operation in Afghanistan.)

Something you enjoy that would surprise people : Reading. I am an avid reader and fanatic of the Harry Potter series as well as many other books.

I wish I had been there for : The Miracle on Ice

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