Age: 17

School: Columbus East High School

Who are your parents, grandparents and siblings?

Parents Dan and Jennifer Villiger; paternal grandparents Joe and Martha Villiger; maternal grandparents Don and Patsy Harris

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Which elementary and middle school/junior high did you attend?

St. Bartholomew Catholic School (K-8)

What’s your favorite class or part of the school day?

My favorite class is AP Physics 2, but I also like jazz band.

In which extracurricular activities do you participate?

Marching band, jazz band, Math and Science Academic Team, Indiana Math League, Boy Scouts, Parks and Rec Soccer.

When you’re not in school, where’s your favorite place to be and why?

I like being in the band room because I can make music, but also hang out with my friends.

What has been your greatest high school memory so far and why?

My favorite high school memory has to be the band trip to Ireland and marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, in spring 2015. It was great fun marching, but also seeing all the historic castles and places around the Emerald Isle.

What are you looking forward to after graduation?

I am looking forward to continuing my education and growing my knowledge of various subjects. I have always enjoyed learning and I believe I will learn much more in college. I also think it will be a great way to meet new people and step outside my comfort zone.

Who in your life has inspired you or whom do you look up to and why?

My brother has inspired me to do great things because of what he has done before me. He has received numerous honors that I wish to also receive and follow in his footsteps.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned during, or from, high school?

Time management. Throughout high school, I have been involved in multiple activities that take up time and I have to be efficient to complete my homework while participating in those activities.

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