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Kyle Cooper

Vanguard College Preparatory School

Q: What has helped you develop good study habits?

A: At Vanguard, they teach you during your seventh and eighth grade year how to manage your time. Now that I’m a senior and taking AP classes, I’m glad I know how to manage my time.

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

A: Make yourself interested in what you’re trying to learn. When I took chemistry last year, I watched a lot of videos and got interested in the subject.

Q: Where is your favorite study spot?

A: Coffee shops are nice because the coffee aroma helps you study. I usually study at home, but that can be a little distracting.

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

A: I wish I would have known how to write better. My 11th grade teacher, Mrs. Ferretter, taught me how to write with organization.

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

A: My chemistry teacher, Mr. Seifert, taught our class to pursue something that we’re interested in. He studied chemistry at Baylor because he is passionate about it. He told us to do something that we love because that is what will make you happy.

Q: What are your school and community involvements?

A: I’m in the Latin Club and track and field. I’m the captain of the drum line. That’s a new thing that Vanguard is doing this year, and I helped set it up. We had a ragtag team of people who wanted to start a drum line, so we did it. In the community, I’m the senior leader for our youth band at Columbus Avenue [Baptist Church].

Q: How do you decompress from a stressful schedule?

A: Music always helps me. And working out helps clear my mind.

Q: Use one word to describe yourself.

A: Positive.

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

A: I plan to go to Texas A&M and study biomedical engineering.

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