Apex High, Sr., lacrosse
College: East Carolina University
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Favorite course: AP microeconomics
World’s biggest problem: Child hunger
Most inspiring teacher: John Rothenberg, AP Microeconomics teacher. Opened my eyes to mature topics and made me think critically.
Impactful book: “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck
It is hard to believe that we used to: think smoking wasn’t bad for you.
Who epitomizes what a good American should be: A patriotic, hard worker who puts others before himself. Has respect and walks softly but carries a big stick.
Favorite charity: Habitat for Humanity
Is there life on another planet? No
Best movie: “American Sniper”
Whose life inspires you: Anyone who doesn’t quit when life gets tough. I love Jake Owen’s life story. He was on track to become a pro golfer and tore his ACL. When he was laid up on the couch he taught himself to play guitar and now makes millions as a country singer.
Ideal guest list: George Strait, George W. Bush, Luke Bryan
I wish I had been there: when Jordan Spieth won the Masters this year.