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A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Luke Spitzley '20

A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Luke Spitzley '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. Even before I moved to East my freshman year I would go there as a kid with my family so there are a lot of good memories there.

What are your plans after graduation?
Work summers, go to college, and then go into law school.

What have you learned in East that will enable you to be successful?
Success can only be gained through dedication and suffering. If you aren't willing to grind and suffer for a goal or achievement then you won't be cut out for success in life the majority of the time.

What were you like in school?
I can be somewhat of an introvert but I like to pontificate in a lot of my classes which leads to me saying either really dumb or smart things. For any class with discussion I would love to be engaged and discuss various topics with my classmates.

Did you have a favorite teacher or class?
It couldn't be anyone else besides Mr. Horos really. I had no idea really what I wanted to do in life before Weeple my junior year but that program definitely changed a lot for me, and that couldn't have happened without Mr. Horos. Not to degrade or diminish any other teacher but it's really rare to see someone spend the amount of time into an extracurricular program as I saw him as I took his class and coached my senior year.

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?
It'd have to be the nationals trip for Weeple to D.C. at the end of my junior year. It was exhausting we stayed up til 2 in the morning every night, but it was a lot of fun to go through and is something that will be hard for me to ever forget.

What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you were younger?
How to procrastinate properly.

Who from East do you think you’ll stay in touch with in the future?
A few people but probably not as much as others as I have only lived here for four years which is a lot shorter than a bunch of people in my class.

What advice do you have for young East kids?
Go hard in life. Theres so many different programs, sports, and opportunities at East and the community here is really engaged so make the most you can out of high school.

Bonus question: What are you glad we didn’t ask you about?
Covid-19's effect on our senior year.

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