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A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Ben Sorota '20

A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Ben Sorota '20

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

What are your plans after graduation?
I will be attending Washington University in St. Louis and studying finance and behavioral economics.

What have you learned in East that will enable you to be successful?
I have learned how to manage my time well and adapt to unique situations.

What were you like in school?
I was often very loud and always wanted to ensure that my voice was heard. I tried to make others around me laugh and make the most out of every situation.

Did you have a favorite teacher or class?
My favorite teacher would definitely be Mr. Farmer.

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?
Butch Briggs Natatorium.

What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you were younger?
High school goes by fast and it's important to go outside of your comfort zone every once in a while.

Who from East do you think you’ll stay in touch with in the future?
I will definitely be keeping in touch with my close group of friends and my fellow swim and water polo teammates.

What advice do you have for young East kids?
Try new things and don't be afraid to take some risks.

Bonus question: What are you glad we didn’t ask you about?
What do you remember learning about in any of your freshman classes?

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