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Michael Weston - Student Spotlight 2014

Apr 30, 2014 11:27AM ● By Style

Michael Weston – Photo by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group

Michael Weston

El Dorado High School

Tell us about yourself.

I’ve worked very hard throughout my high school career and have been able to maintain a perfect, un-weighted straight-A record all four years. Due to my advanced placement courses, I currently hold an overall weighted GPA of 4.41, which has propelled me to number one in my class. Besides academics, I’ve participated in many other activities. During my first week of high school, I joined the water polo team and became the starting goalkeeper for the JV team. I also joined the speech and debate team and competed in many tournaments, even traveling to Santa Clarita to debate in the State Championship Tournament. This year, I was selected as the team captain and assisted my coach in preparing the team for events. Additionally, I’ve competed all four years on both the basketball and baseball teams. During my junior year, I was nominated as one of six male juniors at my high school to be interviewed by American Legion members to participate in the annual Boys State. After being selected, I spent a week at Sacramento State participating in the leadership conference. Lastly, I’m very proud of the awards I’ve earned. My junior year, I received the AP Scholar with Honor Award and the Marine Corps Award for Scholastic Excellence. Recently, I was selected as a National Merit Scholarship finalist and received the California Interscholastic Federation’s Dale Lacky Award for my athletic league.

What accomplishment are you most proud of and why?

My basketball team making it to the playoffs this year. We didn’t make it last year, so I was really excited that we did it for my senior year.

What’s one thing that not many people know about you?

I’ve been in two musicals at Imagination Theater, Big River and Lil’ Abner, and had singing parts in both.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to attend a top four-year university, although I haven’t decided which school. I want to study some area of physical science, and someday find a profession as a scientific researcher (and possibly make new scientific discoveries!).

Who is your role model?

My grandpa. He has a great outlook on life, living every day to its fullest.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

I would travel to all the major European countries and then to Armenia, where my ancestors are from.