Samuel Beckwith

Theodore Roosevelt High School

GPA: N/A. Rank: 26 of 280.

College: Ohio State University.

Intended major(s): Aeronautical engineering.

Social media site(s) you use the most: Instagram and Snapchat.

TV show you binge-watch (or plan to): Cosmos.

Apple or Android: Apple.

Favorite subject in school: History or AP physics.

Person(s) — other than parent(s) — who were biggest influence on you and why/how: Grandfather. Worked up to his death at 92 years old. He served in World War II on campaigns in Italy, Germany and Africa. He and his unit liberated Dachau concentration camp. My grandfather emphasized love and respect of all life, hard work and service to your country and fellow man.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Working toward Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering.

In 25 words or fewer, finish this sentence: “If I were president, I would …” Tax the wealthier a little more in order to fund education reform and social improvement programs. Additionally, I’d improve foreign relations and relight America’s patriotic fire.

Briefly describe your favorite high school memory: Performing in front of our school’s sold-out auditorium at our annual Pops vocal showcase. It was the first time I’d sung alone, and to do it in front of over 1,000 people was incredible.