Hi everyone! My name is Keith Thompson, and I am a junior at William Tennent High School. This may not be the most exciting area, but I’ve lived here all my life, so I love it. I like to do a lot of different things, science being just one of them. The most rewarding thing I like to do is exercising. Running in particular has been a hobby of mine for the past 3-4 years. I started doing it occasionally to lose weight, but over the past 2 years I have really worked it into my life. I had been doing it on my own before, but this year I finally decided to join the track team. Though track is the only sport I participate in, I also love to watch sports and I am an avid football fan. Aside from sports, I like baking, reading, and eating. I love baking, but I have to avoid doing it too often, as I usually end up eating most of what I make. I don’t always find the time to read, but when I do, I love it, because it always relaxes me, as long as I’m reading a good book.
Of course, I wouldn’t have applied to TRIP if I weren’t interested in science. In school, I take Anatomy and AP Chemistry, and I am excited to continue learning in TRIP. I love doing labs in school, but we don’t do them as frequently as I’d like. TRIP will not only allow me to do more labs, but also give me real world lab experience. Additionally, it will give me insight into what career I want to pursue. As of now, I know I want to go into the science field, but I don’t know what I’d want to do specifically. Maybe doing TRIP will steer me towards being a research scientist, or maybe it’ll steer me towards a medical career. Who knows? Hopefully I will after we’re done!