Brandon came to CHS from a homeschool background and jumped in with both feet. He has taken a full load of math and science classes and participated in CHS varsity golf, baseball and tennis. Brandon has been a videographer for CHS Publications and served on the ASB cabinet. Brandon worked for three years with the Pacific Science Center (Discovery Corp) in 6-month stints. He began in a Robot Internship, then a Planetarium Internship, progressing to the role of Senior Interpreter 2 which included training volunteers and employees. He honed his public speaking skills by producing live shows.
Brandon extracurricular activities include:
- Global Visionaries, 3 years, including immersion in a building construction project and Spanish in Guatemala.
- Church activities and First Tee Mentoring and Leadership program.
Oh, yes, and Brandon managed to maintain a 3.974 GPA in his spare time! Brandon is thankful that, in his junior year, one of his teachers observed that he had a rather negative outlook on life. Fortunately, he had the good sense to change that.
The result, he says, was that his ”senior year has been a blast academically, athletically, and socially.”
What’s next for Brandon? He is attending Valparaiso University near Chicago. Fascinated by meteorology since competing in the Science Olympiad and predicting weather in an NOAA program, he will study to be a meteorologist. Brandon hopes to use the Spanish language he has studied for five years in his career and wants to help people understand and prepare for adverse weather.