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Published: Tuesday, 12/25/2012

Student of the week: Nate Gillette

Springfield High School

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School subject: AP Biology

Extracurricular activity: Soccer

Hobbies: Trumpet, piano, ukulele, community service, bookkeeping, soccer, running

Car: 2010 Black Corvette

Store: Finish Line

Musical artist: Zac Brown Band

Movie: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

TV show: The Big Bang Theory


Cafeteria food must-have: Chocolate milk

Last book read that wasn’t required: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Pet peeve: People throwing cans out of their car windows

Person most admired: My father, Dave Gillette

Person I’d like to meet: Ohio State basketball point guard, Aaron Croft

Items always in my locker: Graph paper

First job: Lifeguard at Holiday Inn Splash Bay Waterpark

Top accomplishment: Eagle Scout


After-graduation plans: Earn my bachelor’s degree in chemical or biological engineering at Miami University of Ohio, and then earn my master’s and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Ohio State University.

Career goal: Become a biomedical engineer and construct tissue and cellular technology to solve prominent medical problems in society.

Quote from teacher: “If they had ‘All Star’ teams of high school students, Nate would be at the top of the list,” said Angela Reynolds, Guidance Counselor. “On top of taking a demanding schedule full of AP courses, he is involved with several extracurricular activities. Nate has a very bright future ahead of him.”

— Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.

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