Name: Andrew Walker
Member in MHS Since: 2022
Describe why you enjoy math: I enjoy math because it’s a subject of absolutes. With rules, processes and functions that always apply, even complex math is simple in that its nature is objective, and there’s always a correct answer.
Describe how you anticipate using math in your future: I plan to work in the mechanical engineering field, so obviously math will be a constantly necessary tool for design or problem solving.
I have been involved in my community through the following:
Distribution of Christmas parade route announcements for the Gardendale Chamber of Commerce
Just Keep Smiling (a non-profit organization that provides financial aid for critically ill children)
The GFBC worship band
Occasional substitute drumming for churches
My favorite project was: The GFBC worship band. I enjoyed drumming for GFBC every week with little available prep time helped me learn to improvise better and perform better in front of a crowd.
I have set the following goals for myself for the next:
1 year: Work a job, finish high school, exercise consistently, and make improvements in my school work ethic.
5 years: Complete a bachelor’s degree without accruing college debt, work a co-op job in the engineering field, and continue studying for a masters in engineering.
My parents have inspired me to consider: Mechanical engineering. Both of my parents are mechanical engineers, and my dad has created a successful career from it. I wish to follow in his footsteps.
My favorite subject in school is, or has been: Math, Logic, or Philosophy
My favorite extra-curricular activity is, or has been: Learning to play the drumkit
The most challenging thing I have ever experienced is: Academically, preparing to play 4 total roles in 2 mock trials for a school project.
My greatest accomplishment to date has been: Academically, my most recent ACT score of 33, with a 35 in math.