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A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Josh Weiss '20

A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Josh Weiss '20

You can only have one: Rose’s caramel corn, an ice cream cone from Jersey Junction, or a Yesterdog. Which do you choose?
Jersey Junction for sure, a nice cup of chocolate monster is to die for.

What are your plans after graduation?
My plan is to study criminal justice at the University of Dayton.

What have you learned in East that will enable you to be successful?
East has taught me to be able to work with groups of people while being able to grow individually.

What were you like in school?
I was very social. I always said "hi" to people in the hallways and catching conversations with my friends on the way to class. I played baseball and football and being on those teams created a brotherhood with me and my teammates.

Did you have a favorite teacher or class?
My favorite teacher is Mrs. Weigel. She always greeted me with a smile. She is the easiest person to talk to. I would consider Mrs. Weigel as a friend and a second mother to me. I will never forget the memories in that classroom and the memories of me popping into her classroom just to chit chat. Also shout out to Dr. Borst, spending 4 years with you we created a great friendship and bond that will never be forgotten!

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?
The first football game of the 2019 season, we played Zeeland West High School at Memorial Field. I scored the first touchdown for us and after celebrating with my teammates I made my way over to the student sections and I felt so much love and energy, I will remember that moment for the rest of my life.

What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you were younger?
I honestly wish I spent more time and energy on my schoolwork.

Who from East do you think you’ll stay in touch with in the future?
All my friends (strawberry milkshake, Poker boys, Cookie, and more).

What advice do you have for young East kids?
Stay true to who you are. Find something you enjoy doing and make the most out of it. Whether it be creating a club, joining a club, volunteering, or joining a sports team. The relationships you can create with those people will stick with you forever.

Bonus question: What are you glad we didn’t ask you about?
My standardized test scores hahaha. My test scores were completely average but I ended up where I wanted to be all the University of Dayton (go Flyers).

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