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The student news site of Kingwood Park High School

KP TIMES

The student news site of Kingwood Park High School

KP TIMES

Sloane Meeks, 2nd

Q: What is your GPA? 

A: 5.656

Q: What are your plans after high school? 

A: I plan on attending UT Austin!

Q: Why did you choose that school? 

A: Finding a strong community for women in STEM was really important to me, and UTs dedication to that along with their strong engineering program were pretty big selling points. The in-state tuition is pretty nice too.

Q: What do you plan to major in? 

A: Biomedical Engineering.

Q: What career do you wish to pursue in the future? What has inspired you to chase that?

A: I’m interested in medical device fabrication and plan to pursue a career around that. Having a heart defect, I practically grew up in hospitals and I think that really inspired me to go into biotechnology.

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

A: Yes. 

Q: How did your rank look throughout high school and how did it change?

A: My sophomore year I was 9th and 6th and my junior and senior years I was 3rd then 2nd.

Q: What did your schedule look like this year?

A: OnRamps Physics, AP European History, AP Economics/AP Government, AP French 4, OnRamps Statistics, Calculus 3.

Q: What are your extracurricular activities? 

A: WISHES, UIL Academic Team, Conservation Club, French Club, NHS, Mu Alpha Theta, English NHS, French NHS, MUN, HOSA.

Q: What do you do outside of school? 

A: National Charity League (NCL), and I host WISHES kids camps.

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

A: AP Calc BC. I thought the curriculum was interesting, but Ms Wells always found ways to make it fun and interactive.

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

A: AP Chemistry. The labs and teaching style were a lot different from my previous STEM classes, but learning how to adjust has definitely helped me in my other classes since then.

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

A: Coach (Eric) Coovert and Mr. (Alan) Prather. I never really liked history but both Mr. Prather and Coach Coovert are so passionate and engaging that for the first time I’ve found myself excited to talk about Louis XVI at 9 a.m.

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

A: Starting WISHES. It’s a tiny club but seeing not only the club members but also teachers get excited about our Tuesday meetings makes all the work and planning worth it.

Q: What’s a moment in high school that stuck out to you?

A: Group Projects. Whether it was diss tracks in AP Euro, Littlest Pet Shop soap operas in AP Lang, or the boat project in physics, those little projects were my favorite moments.

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

A: Make time for friends and family, and don’t take things so seriously. 

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