(11) 2020 Interview with Cooper Stepke, Marriotts Ridge High School(2019)
Today we are going to interview Mr. Cooper Stepke. He graduated from Marriotts Ridge High School in 2019. He is attending Cornell University and majoring Industrial and Labor Relations.
Cooper shared his experience balancing among standardized tests, sports, academics and college applications. He also shared how to plan out his courses in the high school to make high school life easier. Sports and clubs helped him to learn people skills and team spirit.
(8) 2020 Interview with Erik Jacob, Marriotts Ridge High School
In this episode, we are interviewing Mr. Erik Jacob. He graduated Marriotts Ridge High School in 2020. He will join Howard Community College, majoring game and simulation design. Erik shared his most difficult moment when he lost his grandfather in his senior year. Erik also shared his fight with the school system to receive support for special education (autism spectrum disorder). Eventually he received the support and thrived. He fitted in clubs and became the president of his school’s gaming club. Erik demoed his 3D printers live (multiple) and used those printers to help Covid-19 relief effort.Erick talked about his long love with computer game, video games since age of four. This will impact his love for gaming, even his selection of college major. Please tune in for more.
I am starting a youtube channel by interviewing HCPSS graduates.
In the first episode, I interviewed Ms. Megan Li, who graduated from graduated from Marriotts Ridge High School and will join University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School this fall. She shared her experience about college application, AP courses, debate team, FBLA, even materiality leave policy in the USA. Her advice for high school students is : take initiative. For the future, she wants to research the social impact of business. She hoped HCPSS would provide a more diverse curriculum. She volunteers a lot and loves to give back to the community.
If any other students want to share their experience, please contact me. Thanks.