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Published: Tuesday, 1/29/2013

Student of the week: Erik Brodin

St. John’s Jesuit High School

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School subject: Linear algebra

Extracurricular activity: Rowing

Hobbies: Camping

Car: Camaro

Store: REI

Musical artist: AC/DC

Movie: Wedding Crashers

TV show: Scrubs


Cafeteria food must-have: Sack lunch

Last book read that wasn’t required: A Universe From Nothing

Pet peeve: Loose change

Person most admired: Benjamin Franklin

Person I’d like to meet: Isaiah Mustafa

Items always in my locker: There’s nothing in my locker.

First job: Mowing lawns

Top accomplishment: Lost 60 pounds.


After-graduation plans: I will be attending college to study biomedical engineering, business, and possibly pre-med. I will go on either to medical school or graduate school to pursue a Ph.D.

Career goal: I plan to become involved with research and development and/or management. Hope to work either towards the advancement of medical devices, technology and medicines or advancing studies in technology and science from a management perspective.

Quote from teacher: “Erik is a problem solver,” said Cherie Bischoff, assistant academic principal. “He has to be. As the student director of our high school television station, he has thrived on making the best of situations that even the most good-natured individuals would get disheartened over. But Erik, if nothing else, is adaptable. I found that to be a real asset working with him as student council moderator. He could always be counted on to come up with a workable solution when others had given up. Another aspect of Erik that I found noteworthy for somebody his age, was his ability to be happy in the face of sometimes quite daunting odds. He always found that little bit extra, whether it was in his scull or in the classroom, to put in his best effort possible. He is the type of person who every day will take those extra steps to impact lives. He has been a fantastic student. Our community will miss him when he is in college, but his legacy will assuredly live on in the lives of those he touched, both now and in the future.”

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

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