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A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Elijah Becker '20

A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Elijah Becker '20

You can only have one: Rose’s caramel corn, an ice cream cone from Jersey Junction, or a Yesterdog. Which do you choose?
Ice cream cone. 100%.

What are your plans after graduation?
Study engineering at UMich!

What have you learned in East that will enable you to be successful?
I have learned social skills and how to interact with people in new environments, having moved to East from another country.

What were you like in school?
I tried to be friendly and pretty laid back, not trying to stress over things too much and enjoying what was there.

Did you have a favorite teacher or class?
All of my teachers this year have been amazing, but if I had to pick I would choose Mrs. Elderkin simply because of her team spirit and amount of effort she puts into our class.

If you had to choose one moment in one location to serve as the signature moment of your East school experience, what would it be?
Winning homecoming king was pretty cool at Memorial Field.

What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you were younger?
People like you best when you're you, and when you reach out to them.

Who from East do you think you’ll stay in touch with in the future?
Mainly friends from cross country, a few from Weeple.

What advice do you have for young East kids?
Embrace what you have in this community, but don't be afraid to step outside the bubble.

Bonus question: What are you glad we didn’t ask you about?
Lowlights of the year/HS career.

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