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Published: Wednesday, 4/20/2011

Student of the Week: John Young, St. Mary Catholic Central High School

John Young, St. Mary's Catholic Central High School John Young, St. Mary's Catholic Central High School


School Subject: Calculus

Extracurricular Activity: Cross country

Hobbies: Reading and biking

Car: BMW III series

Store: Total Runner

Musical Artist: A Day to Remember

Movie: Bourne Identity

TV Show: Bones



Cafeteria food must-have: Chicken sandwich

Last book read that wasn't required: War and Peace

Pet peeve: Anything irrational

Person most admired: Tim Maag, campus minister

Person you'd like to meet: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Item always in your locker: Pi Pencil (a pencil that has the digits of pi on it)

First job: Setting up party tents

Top accomplishment: Three-peating as league champions in cross country



After graduation plans: Attend the University of Michigan for engineering, move on to a master's program, hopefully at Case Western Reserve University. I hope to be a regular marathon runner and maybe try a few triathlons. Ideally I would like to live on the East Coast.

Career Goal: I hope to work in the medical industry, ideally designing artificial limbs for soldiers. I am also interested in research on the brain.

Quote from teacher: "John possesses exceptionally high levels of academic ability, motivation, and service to others," guidance counselor Jen Foldvary said. "His compassion and empathy for others is one of John's best qualities. He is an amazing role model for the students at St. Mary Catholic Central High School and will be missed greatly by his classmates when he graduates this spring."

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