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Cannon Black

China Spring High School

Q: What has helped you develop good study habits?

A: Taking challenging courses. I need a challenge to focus and stay on task.

Q: Do you have any study tips to offer students?

A: Don’t over stress about things because that takes away from getting a full grasp of what the teacher is trying to tell you.

Q: Where is your favorite study spot?

A: At home because I have all the resources I need there.

Q: What is one thing you wish you’d known your freshman year?

A: Get a good group of friends around you early on. Be involved in different organizations, but learn your limits.

Q: What is the best lesson you’ve learned from a teacher?

A: You don’t know what the person next to you is going through, so you should take that into consideration with all your actions. My PALS teacher, Mrs. Davis, taught me that.

Q: What are your school and community involvements?

A: I’m involved in PALS. I’m National Honor Society president and the reporter for our [Future Farmers of America] chapter. I’m in student council and did UIL [Mathematics], Science, Number Sense and Calculator [Applications]. A lot of the school organizations I’m in are involved in the community and helping others.

Q: How do you decompress from a stressful schedule?

A: I listen to a lot of music to eliminate stress. Ask yourself if something will impact you in five years. That will help [with stress].

Q: Use one word to describe yourself.

A: Inquisitive.

Q: What do you plan to do after high school graduation?

A: I’m going to study biomedical engineering at University of Texas or Texas A&M, depending on scholarships. I’d like to help design advances in medicine.

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