Name: Adriana Perez

High school: William Chrisman High School

Class rank: Top 1%

Academic honors: McCoy Award, National Hispanic Scholar, National Honor Society, AP scholar

Major extracurricular activities: Competitive debate, French Club & Honor Society, president of History Club, Photography Club, Board Game Club

Who was your most inspirational teacher and why?

Ms. Shelia Holt was my most inspirational teacher as she always pushes her students to be successful and get out of their comfort zone. She always challenged me and has taught me many useful things for my future.

What college are you attending, and why did you pick that school?

I will be attending the University of Chicago because of its excellent location and plentiful opportunities. It is a place where I’ll be able to grow both as a student and as a person.

What are your plans after college?

I plan to either join the FBI or continue working toward a doctoral degree to allow me to conduct research.

 

Name: Catherine Schaefer

High school: William Chrisman High School

Class rank: Top 1%

Academic honors: Bright Flight, Rotary Student of the Month, McCoy Award

Major extracurricular activities: Varsity tennis, National Honor Society president

Who was your most inspirational teacher and why?

Having Jason Grubb as my coach and teacher during all four years allowed me to really get to know him. He pushed me in the classroom and on the court.

What college are you attending, and why did you pick that school?

I will be attending Mizzou because they have a great engineering school.

What are your plans after college?

I plan to get an engineering job after completing my degree at Mizzou.

 

Name: Tyler Zeller

High school: William Chrisman High School

Class rank: Top 1%

Academic honors: McCoy Award, Rotary student of the month, top 1% of graduating class

Major extracurricular activities: Competitive debate, DECA, ACE Club

Who was your most inspirational teacher and why?

My most inspirational teacher is Ms. Shelia Holt because she had a keen way of telling me when I wasn’t putting in maximum effort. She is always pushing me to be a better version of myself.

What college are you attending, and why did you pick that school?

I will be attending Mizzou because of its proximity to home and because it has a great computer science/economics program.

What are your plans after college?

I would love to be a programmer for a high level company like Google or IBM.