Hi, my name is Logan Meritz, and I am a 10th grader at William Tennent High School. I decided to apply to TRIP because I wanted to get involved in a science-oriented, after school activity that wasn’t at school. That didn’t really work out as I planned because now I’ll be going to school on Saturdays along with Monday through Friday as TRIP is at William Tennent. Anyway, I liked how we are going to learn how to use lab equipment properly and work with people who we haven’t met before. I love meeting new people, especially who I share common interests with like science! My love for science began in middle school when we first started to go into depth and learn about science in a full-length class. In 6th grade, I remember being fascinated about black holes (we were learning about space at the time) and how people in the scientific community had many unknowns about them. My old, narrow minded self used to think that we knew everything about the world. It didn’t even occur to me that the the uncharted view of the world outside of myself was there. After my 6th grade year I had a different view of the world and a different view for all types of science.
Some of my favorite classes in school are Physics, Biology, and a new subject I started taking this year, computer science and programming. We worked a little with HTML and I hope to learn a lot more within my high school career. In school, some clubs I participate in student government, Key Club, Girls Who Code, and Athletic Council. At William Tennent, I play two sports: volleyball in the fall and softball in the spring. In my free time, I like to sleep, learn songs on the piano, workout, watch Netflix, and hang out with friends. None of my friends are into science as much as myself, so I am really excited to get to become friends and learn with all the people at TRIP who share my passion!