Garand Tyson

Live Oak Classical School

Q: What are your study tips?

A: I prefer to save the subject I find the most interesting for the end of my study regimen so I have something to look forward to.

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

A: I wish I would have known that although it’s important to get good grades and do well in school, studying and grades aren’t everything.

Q: What has been your favorite and your most challenging subjects?

A: My favorite subject has probably been physics. My most challenging subject has probably been Spanish.

Q: What are your plans for college?

A: I plan to major in computer engineering. So far I’ve been accepted to Baylor, Texas A&M, and Stanford, but I’m still waiting on a couple more colleges before I make a final decision.

Q: Growing up, what is something your mother or father always told you?

A: One thing they’ve said is you can do anything you want to do. Now, they always told me if you strive to become a professional NBA player, you might not end up in the NBA, but along the way what you will gain is discipline and virtues such as that. So hard work pays off.

Q: Was there one teacher who had a significant impact on you?

A: Probably the teacher that had the most impact on me was my math and physics teacher, Mr. Graham. When I was in sixth grade he was one of the first mentor figures to invite me to a programming club that was usually just for high school students.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?

A: Most of my friends think of me as a hardcore math and science guy, but I also really enjoy reading poetry.

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