Student of the Week, Palisade High School student Logan Tarman
Favorite book and its author: “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Favorite TV show: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” or “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Favorite band or musician: Red Hot Chili Peppers
After-school activities: Cross country, basketball, Help Light the Night, Boy Scouts, Earth Club
Parents: Gregory and Kathryn Tarman
Favorite teacher and why: Mr. Philliou, because he inspired me to have a greater appreciation of a subject I previously had little interest in. Also, I would include Mrs. Conaway. She is someone that always pushed me to be successful in my life inside and outside the classroom.
Personal hero and why: My personal hero is Andrew Carnegie. As a child, he had no personal assets except the ability to read and write. Carnegie valued his education greatly which helped him to become a prominent man in the steel industry and acquire great wealth. However, he didn’t intend on ever keeping his wealth and exhibited his charitableness through his philanthropic work.
Preferred college: Duke University
Dream job: Biomedical engineer
Highlight of your high school experience: The highlight of my high school experience has been competing on my various sports teams. I enjoy all the time I spent with my teammates in cross country and basketball.
Q: What accomplishment are you the most proud of?
A: I am most proud of earning the rank of Eagle Scout. In order to attain this award, I had to carry out a service project. For my project, I chose to add 20 flag pole holders along 23 Road at the VA Medical Center. During certain U.S. holidays, flags are put up in these holders to honor those who served our country.
Q: If you were the principal of your high school for a week, what would you do or change?
A: Honestly, I would change the schedule. I often have no idea what time my current class ends and which class I have next.
Q: If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would you choose and why?
A: If I could have dinner with one person it would be my great-grandfather, David Alexander. As the son of Irish immigrants coming from a poor home, he went on to achieve great success at RCA, where he worked on developing the first color television. I would like to meet him because he is a self made man with an innovative mind.
Q: If you could live anywhere or do anything for one year, what would you do and why?
A: If I could live anywhere for a year, I would live in Dingle, Ireland, a small town right off the Atlantic Ocean. I would like to live there for its cultural and social vibrancy, as well as its stunning countryside and ocean views.
Q: What advice would you give to yourself as a freshman?
A: If I could tell my freshman self one thing, it would be to explore my academics rather than subject myself to them. Sometimes, I found myself doing assignments just to get a good grade on them, instead of doing them to immerse myself in new and interesting subject matter.
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