School subject: Calculus and chemistry
Extracurricular activities: Cross country-track
Hobbies: Running, reading, volunteering
Store: Goodwill, American Eagle
Musical artist: Fitz and The Tantrums; The Strokes
Movie: True Grit
TV shows: Fringe; Big Bang Theory
Cafeteria food must-have: Chinese food
Last book read that wasn’t required: Grapes of Wrath
Pet peeve: Laziness
Person most admired: Steve Prefontaine
Person I’d like to meet: Dr. Benjamin Carson
Items always in my locker: Photos of friends
First job: Tutor
Top accomplishment: Academic All-State in cross country
After-graduation plans: Attend Vanderbilt University for undergraduate school and the University of Michigan for medical school.
Career goal: Neurologist
Quote from teacher: “When I think of Ben, I think of achievement,” said Renee Fettig, guidance counselor. “In addition to a long list of academic and athletic awards, memberships in several organizations, and community service participation, Ben continues to strive for more ways to diversify his experiences and attain his goals.”
— Information is compiled for The Blade by the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.
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