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Student of the week: Derek Witt

Genoa High School


Derek Witt



School subject: Science

Extracurricular activity: Golf team

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and going out to eat

Car: 2010 Camaro (blue with 2 big racing stripes)

Store: BassPro Shop or Cabela's

Musical artist: Luke Bryan

Movie: Predator

TV show: The Walking Dead



Cafeteria food must-have: Chicken nuggets and mashed potatoes

Last book read that wasn't required: Catching Fire

Pet peeve: Hypocrisy and ignorance in people

Person I'd like to meet: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Person most admired: My mother, for all she does for me

Items always in my locker: American flag magnet

First job: cashier/host at Water's Edge Restaurant at Maumee Bay State Park

Top accomplishment: Being first in my class



After-graduation plans: I hope to go to Ohio State University or the University of Michigan to obtain a degree in Atmospheric Science.

Career goal: I hope to work as a climatologist for a U.S. government agency.

Quote from teacher: "Derek is a perceptive young man who allows him to synthesize material in a sophisticated way," said Ron Liwo, Government teacher. "Derek is not intimidated by challenging work and his work ethic is one of his greatest strengths."

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

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