Isaac Wood Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Student of the Month

Age: 18

Grade: 12

Family: Mom, Cynthia; Dad, Dean; two older brothers, Jared and Eli; and black Lab, Remington

Future goals: Hopefully attend the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., for education and service of country

Achievements: Won District 6 Golf Individual Championships twice, Region 3 Future Business Leaders of America Economics Competition champion, American Junior Golf Association medalist, National Honor Society

Awards/special recognition: National Academy of Future Physicians and Scientists Award for Excellence, Frederick Douglass & Susan B. Anthony Award for Commitment to Understanding and Addressing Difficult Social Issues, Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award

Hobbies, community activities and interests: Youth group, hanging out with my dog, hunting, basketball, FBLA, Fuel Up to Play 60, Aevidum, choir

Most influential teacher, what they teach and why he is the most influential teacher: Andrew Tinker, biology teacher. He challenged me in class while also helping me become a better student and person. He made science fun and helped me realize my love for it.

Heroes: My grandfather, Walt Focht

Favorite quote: “You miss

100 percent

of the shots

you don’t take.”

— Wayne Gretzky

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