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Ben Garst

Live Oak Classical School

Q: Do you have any study tips?
A: I like studying in a group setting with people. For me, it’s most valuable to take good notes in class.
Q: What is one thing you wish you’d known in your freshman year of high school?
A: It’s really important to have a strong start. If you get a strong foundation built in the beginning of the semester, it allows some leeway at the end of the year.
Q: What is the best lesson you’ve learned from a teacher?
A: I got close with my math teacher, Mr. Graham. He taught me it’s important to get to know your teachers and have a personal relationship with them. I’ve heard that is also important in college.
Q: What are your school and community involvements?
A: I’ve been on the [Student Government Association]. I’ve been on the mock trial team my sophomore, junior and senior year. I’ve been on the tennis team every year. I’ve also been on the Gala Guardians committee.
I’m a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodway youth group. I’ve volunteered at the [World] Hunger Relief Farm over the summer. I’ve also volunteered at Caritas.
Q: With a busy schedule, what do you do to unwind?
A: Praying helps a lot. I like to hang out with my friends. I’ll play tennis to relax.
Q: What do you plan to do after graduation?
A: I’m going to Baylor. I hope to study business and go to medical school.

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