The future of a community lies in its youth. As elders pass on and leadership roles are handed down to the next generation, it’s the young that will shape the future of a community as well as the nation.
Some of these young men and women are athletes and musicians, while others are making waves in the world of academics and community service. No matter what their achievements, they all help shape our community one way or another. Each month, MyWindsor will feature two students from Windsor high schools for the Faces of the Future feature.
If you know of a high school student that would be a good candidate for the Faces of the Future feature, send their name and contact information to Tamara Markard at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This month, MyWindsor introduces readers to Windsor High School’s Oliver Knowles.
Windsor High School’s Oliver Knowles. (Tamara Markard/Staff Reporter)
Year in school: Ninth grade
Favorite subject: My favorite subject in school would be robotics or just engineering in general.
What clubs, sports and/or other extracurricular activities are you a part of? I am a part of the Robotics Club where we build a robot to complete a challenge and then go to competitions to compete against other teams. I am also a part of Germen Club where we are having some students go to Germany and some are just hosting students coming from Germany. I am just hosting.
How has being part of these extracurricular activities helped shape your high school career? Being part of these groups helps me get really involved in something and has helped me build important team skills.
What are some of the goals you have for your high school academic career? Some of the goals I have for my high school academic career is to graduate a year early. I am currently on track to be able to graduate a year early as I had a few math credits from last year. And, if I take a few extra classes I will be able to graduate early.
What are your future aspirations? My future aspirations are to be a pilot and I have even already started flying gliders. Another thing that I would like to do is to be a robotics engineer and I have as mentioned, I have some experience with robotics. One more thing I would like to do is be a drone videographer. I have already been doing things with my camera drone for a few years now.
This article was originally published in Greeley Tribune