Student of the Week: Kim Horwitz, GJHS senior
After-school activities: The Orange and Black student newspaper and National Honor Society.
Favorite books: “And All Our Wounds Forgiven” by Julius Lester and “Cider House Rules” by John Irving.
Favorite TV show: “Mythbusters.”
Favorite band or musician: Mumford and Sons.
Parents: Debra and Michael Horwitz.
Personal hero and why: My brother Kayden because he’s rational and driven, yet passionate and an artist at heart.
Preferred college: Tufts University.
Preferred career: I’m not one of those people that knows exactly what I want to do. I know I want to change the way people see things. The rest I’ll have to figure out.
Greatest achievement so far: Bringing together a team of amazing people to create something we’re all passionate about.
What you’d like your next greatest achievement to be: Doing it again, but bigger.
Q: What has been your favorite high school class so far and why?
A: It’s a tie between Advanced Placement Art History and Advanced Placement Literature because Mrs. Thompson, the teacher of both classes, makes learning about personal growth and meaning, not about a test.
Q: What do you do for fun when you’re not in class?
A: Playing with my dogs, spending time with my friends and family, and cooking. I’m also teaching myself how to develop consumer-facing Web applications.
Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent ever gave you?
A: Walk where your feet are.
Q: What will you miss the most about your school after graduation?
A: Spending time in The Orange and Black room and in Mrs. Thompson’s back room.
Q: What would you like to do after college?
A: Go to graduate school.
Q: If you could spend this summer anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: I’d spend it in a quiet apartment above the Seine on Quai Voltaire, enjoying rediscovering the culinary adventures of Gertrude Stein.