Welcome to PCIA’s Student Profile blog series, where we help you get to know a little more about each of our all-star students! While we’re proud of our academically rigorous, STEM-focused program, we also know how important it is to take a break from work sometimes, and make space for some of the more fun things in life, like getting to know your classmates. After all, PCIA is known for its focus on building strong relationships, not just between students and faculty, but among peers as well.
All of our students come from different academic backgrounds, and each has come to PCIA with the desire to be challenged academically and with the intent to build a satisfying future and life after high school, whatever that means for them. PCIA students go on to 2- and 4-year colleges and universities, technical degree programs, and some enter the workforce right away after graduation. We hope that by getting to know some of the students who already attend PCIA, you might begin to envision your own bright future right alongside them.
Favorite subject: Astro-physics
Activities/Clubs: Martial Arts (Tum Pai Kaju Kenpo), Gun Club
What project or assignment challenged you the most as a student? Why?
Our final project in biology because of how large it was and the research required to complete it.
What was the most enjoyable book you’ve read for school this year?
MOB VI: A Seal Team Six Operator’s Battles in the Fight for Good over Evil, by Justin Sheffield.
Which subject do you think will prepare you most for life after high school? Why?
Math because math is used in most professions.
What is your favorite class in school? Why is it your favorite?
Biology because it was interesting and I like science.
Do you prefer group or individual work in school? Explain.
Individual because it gives you the most control over your final product and there is less time consuming scheduling along the way.
What personality traits make someone a good friend?
An understanding that humor is never meant to be taken seriously, loyalty, deep trust, an adventurous and positive outlook on any situation, a willingness to challenge themselves mentally and physically through verbal and physical hardship, competitiveness, and a strong work ethic.
What’s your biggest dream in life?
My biggest dream is to join the Special Operations Force community and be effective in that line of work.
What advice do you have for new PCIA students?
Prioritize homework and take good notes in class and all will be fine.