Student of the Week: Charlie Willett, GJHS senior
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.