College choice: University of Virginia
Varsity sports: Basketball
Overall GPA: 3.8
Favorite course: English
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I was fascinated to learn: About Macbeth
Most inspiring teacher: Mr. Baker, my ninth-grade business teacher and FCA sponsor.
A book that impacted my life was: “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis
What epitomizes what a good American should be?: Someone who is proud enough to be an American that they can put their freedom to good use.
Education's biggest challenge or problem: Lack of respect for teachers and teaching to the test.
My favorite charity is: Relay for Life
Best movie: “The Sandlot”
Whose life inspires you?: Fred Crowell, director of NBC camps.
Three people you wish you could meet: Jesus, Bill Watterson (cartoonist who wrote “Calvin and Hobbes”) and Morgan Freeman (only to hear him say my name with his voice).
Something you enjoy that would surprise people: I enjoy listening to “Les Miserables” (a musical) after listening to it with my mom over the years.
I wish I had more time for: Camping, bonfires and random stuff with friends.
I wish I had been there for: The feeding of the 5,000 in the Bible.