Tim Schaefer is an Academic All-Star from William Chrisman High School

SCHOOL: William Chrisman High School

HONORS: Top 1 percent; named to the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years; Bright Flight Scholar; McCoy Award recipient; selected as a Student of the Month by the Rotary Club of Independence; earned a 4.0 unweighted grade point average; earned a varsity letter in tennis, cross country, track and field and Scholar Bowl; secretary of the National Honor Society and vice-president of the National Spanish Honor Society.

ACTIVITIES: Missouri Boys’ State Citizen; Math and Physics Institute Student and member of the Spanish Club.

What advice do you have for next year’s freshmen?

Do not come in with the mentality that you want to be just another student, try to stand out and make your mark.

Who was your favorite teacher and why?

My favorite teacher was Mrs. Sparks because she helped me understand the level of work required in college.

When you were not in school or studying, what did you most enjoy doing?

I enjoyed playing tennis because it allowed me to meet some of my closest friends and forget about the daily stress of school.

What college do you plan to attend and why?

I plan to attend Missouri S&T next year because of its reputation of graduating students who are prepared for the real world.

What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?

I see myself working at an engineering firm in Kansas City.