By Eric Vallen
Where did you go to high school? Milford High School in Milford, Ohio.
What was your school’s mascot? The Eagles.
When did you graduate? 2007.
What was your favorite class in high school and why? This will come as a shock, but photography was my favorite class , followed by comprehensive physics (the teacher was fantastic and brought in all sorts of toys to show how physics was applied in the real world and we had cool class challenges) and then English (I enjoyed analyzing the text and learning about symbolism and finding hidden meaning and connections in the text).
What was your most challenging class and why? Chemistry. No matter how much I studied, I just never seemed to fully grasp the concepts taught in that class.
What extracurricular activities were you involved in? Teen counseling, National Honor Society, Softball, Volleyball (only 1 year), and Basketball.
What was your favorite extracurricular activity and why? Sports. I like being active, being outside (with softball), competing, and working in a team.
Who were your favorite bands/artists/songs while in high school? Green Day, Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, Cartel, Queen, ACDC, Angels & Airwaves, All American Rejects, Jimmy Eat World, Sum41, Dashboard Confessional, Weezer.
What was your favorite tv show in high school? I don’t even remember. I watched whatever was on after school, but I did enjoy the TCM channel (Turner Classic Movies with old black and white films they constantly showed).
What was your favorite novel? No strong favorites, but I was pretty into Lord of the Rings at the time.
What was your favorite movie while in high school? Always depends on the mood, but my go-to sick at home movie that I always watched was Disney Beauty and the Beast.
What are your favorite memories of high school? Just having spontaneous fun with friends, getting a home run, blasting music with the windows rolled down, constantly meeting new people, and trying out new things! Which, other than the home run, continues to happen in life.
What is your least favorite memory of high school? Standardized testing.
What time did school start and end? 8:00AM-3:00PM
What was your gpa? 3.5ish
Did you receive any awards? Most Improved in Softball.
How did you get to school (if you drove, what kind of car)? I drove a Ford Taurus from the 1990s.
Did you ever have to go the dean or principal’s office? Why? Nope.