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Alumni Spotlight
(Week of May 30, 2016)

Adam Decker-Bailey

Adam Decker-Bailey is an alumnus of Gateway Science Academy High School (GSA), Class of 2016. Adam graduated on May 24 and will be taking giant steps into his future career as a CAN alumnus. Here is Adam's responses on his experience at GSA and future goals.

What was the most significant educational aspect of your senior year? Why?
The senior thesis was the most significant educational aspect of my senior year because it helped me get ready for college-level papers.
 
Which of the last four years was the most challenging?
Junior year was the most challenging of high school because it's a year when you're learning more things and also preparing for the ACT.
 
What educational opportunities do you think should be included that were not available in your final year?
Being able to do more hands-on activities should be included in your last year, such as field trips to places we’re learning about.
 
To what extent do you feel the school prepared you to meet the challenges of life beyond high school?
I think GSA high school tried to make it like a college and high school at the same time so it was pretty spot on.
 
In what subject areas do you feel best prepared? Least prepared?
Math has me most prepared, and science has me least prepared.
 
What is a highlight of your high school experience? Is there something that will stand out, something that you will always remember?
Leaving early is the highlight of my high school experience. I’ll always remember being able to leave school before everyone else.
 
If you could change your high school experience, what changes would you make?
If I could change my high school experience it would be being able to leave campus for lunch.
 
What are your future plans: college, major, career?
I plan on attending to Ranken for HVACR.
 
What school activities are you involved in: which are the most important; to which you have contributed most?
Soccer had me the most involved, and baseball had me the least.
 
What kinds of activities would you like to pursue in college?
I would like to play soccer.
 
What would you like your college experience to be like?
I want my college experience to be amazing and something to remember.
 
How would you want to be remembered?
I want to be remembered as someone who always did well and exceeded in every subject.
 
What would your friends say is your greatest strength? How would this quality be helpful to a high school student? Or a current senior?
My friends would say my strength is always completing my assignments. It definitely reflects on your grades.
 

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