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Alumni Spotlight
(Week of May 23, 2016)

Michael Trendle

Michael Trendle is a senior at Gateway Science Academy High School (GSA), Class of 2016. Michael will be graduating on May 24 and taking giant steps into his future career as a CAN alumnus. Here is Michael's responses on his experience at GSA and future goals.

Which of the last four years was the most challenging?
My senior year was the most challenging.
What educational opportunities do you think should be included that were not available in your final year?
I think Home Economics should be available in your final year.
In what subject areas do you feel best prepared? Least prepared?
I feel best prepared in English and least prepared in Calculus.
Is there a project, paper, lab, etc., that you were especially proud of when you completed it?
The senior thesis is a paper that I was proud of when I completed it.
What is your overall evaluation of your high school experience?
My overall evaluation of my high school experience is I want to redo my high school years.
If you could change your high school experience, what changes would you make?
If I could change my high school experience I would make sure I finish my school work on time.
What are your future plans: college, major, career?
I plan to attend SEMO and major in Accounting and Physics.
What kinds of activities would you like to pursue in college?
In college I would like to pursue Sports Club and Home Economics.
What would you do if you didn’t attend college next year?
If I didn’t attend college next year I would travel around the world.
What would you like your college experience to be like?
I would like my college experience to be life changing and fun.
Do you have a personal hero? This can be anyone, not necessarily someone famous.
My mom and grandma are my personal heroes.

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