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The student news site of Kingwood Park High School

KP TIMES

Ian Maxwell, 9th

Q: What is your GPA? 

A: 5.377.

Q: What are your plans after high school? 

A: Go to college (UT Austin), find a way to continue swimming and get out of the economics major they assigned me to.

Q: Why did you choose that school? 

A: UT is a great school that is relatively close and has in-state tuition.

Q: What do you plan to major in? 

A: Eventually, materials science and engineering.

Q: What career do you wish to pursue in the future? 

A: Nuclear fuel engineer.

Q: Have you been in the Top 10 all four years of high school?

A: Yes. 

Q: What did your schedule look like this year?

A: I had 1st period swim as always then aeroscience, AP econ/gov, On Ramps Chem, On Ramps stats, AP calculus BC, then lastly Dual Credit English 4. Econ was much more of a meat grinder than I thought it would be, even though I just went through the motions of maintaining an A in that class. Calculus BC didn’t turn out to be very scary. (I learned the whole course in junior year).

Q: What are your extracurricular activities? 

A: Swim. 

Q: What do you do outside of school? 

A: Blue Tide and other studying. 

Q: What was your favorite class you took in high school and why? 

A: Aeroscience 2 because it’s a funny class.

Q: What was your hardest class in high school and why? 

A: Although BC Calculus is arguably harder, I put significantly more effort into On Ramps Physics than I ever did in Calc BC. While I did put a lot of effort into learning Calculus in junior year, the experience of taking the class was much more relaxed than in Physics.

Q: What teacher had the biggest impact on you and why? 

A: Mr. (Glenn) Taylor he taught me to place value on precision.

Q: What would you say was your biggest accomplishment in high school and why?

A: Avoiding severe burnout and staying focused because some of my peers fell victim to that.

Q: If you could give freshman you one piece of advice, what would it be? 

A: The first step to achieving anything is believing the goal can be achieved.

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