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Published: Tuesday, 3/5/2013

Student of the week: Andrew Burns

Ottawa Hills High School

Andrew Burns Andrew Burns


School subject: Physics

Extracurricular activity: Quiz Bowl

Hobby: Video editing

Car: Tesla Roadster

Store: The Apple Store

Musical artist: The Lumineers

Movie: 50/50

TV show: Arrested Development


Cafeteria food must-have: Pizza

Last book read that wasn’t required: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Pet peeve: Being disorganized

Person most admired: Steve Jobs

Person I’d like to meet: Steve Wozniak

Items always in my locker: iPhone

First job: Peer tutoring

Top accomplishment: Making it to Nationals in Quiz Bowl.


After-graduation plans: University of Michigan College of Engineering to study computer science and computer engineering.

Career goal: To become a prominent and active member of the computer industry.

Quote from teacher: “Andrew is an exceptional student,” said Benjamin S. McMurray, principal. “He is kind, thoughtful, and intelligent. He has achieved excellence in and out of the classroom. I have no doubt that he will go on to reach his goals and make a difference in the world.”

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

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