Student of the Week: Charlie Willett, GJHS senior

Charlie Willett

GPA: 4.038

After-school activities: Varsity baseball, rock climbing, skiing and spending quality time with friends and family.

Favorite book: “The Giver” by Lois Lowry or any of Dave Barry’s columns.

Favorite TV show: “South Park” or “Scrubs.”

Favorite band or musician: Kid Cudi.

Parents: Yeulin and Rose Willett.

Personal hero and why: My hero is Jackie Robinson. He had the uncanny ability to persevere through any situation that hindered him from doing what he knew was right. This, among other characteristics, is a trait I admire and continually strive to attain.

Preferred college: Grand Canyon University.

Preferred career: Physical therapist, anesthesiologist or an FBI special agent.

Greatest achievement so far: Being named the “Big O player of the game” three times.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: An acceptance letter to graduate school.


Q: What has been your favorite high school class so far and why?

A: My favorite class so far would have to be chemistry. Chemistry provided a rare combination of difficulty and fun. It also helped to confirm my interest in pursuing sciences as a career path.

Q: What do you do for fun when you’re not in class?

A: Outside of class I like to ski (weather permitting), rock climb, play Xbox, road/mountain bike, play pool and work on my baseball skills.

Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent ever gave you?

A: In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.

Q: What will you miss about your school after graduation?

A: When I graduate I’ll miss all the people I’ve gotten to know over the last four years. I imagine the saying, “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” will prove to be true.

Q: What would you like to do after college?

A: After college I either want to attend graduate school to get my M.D. or apply to become a special agent in the FBI.

Q: If you could spend next summer anywhere in the world, where would you go?

A: I would spend my summer wandering the Italian peninsula finding out what “Amore? really is.


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