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A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Luke Hoekstra '20

A Virtual Cup of Coffee with Luke Hoekstra '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.

What are your plans after graduation?
Study business at Butler University.

What have you learned in East that will enable you to be successful?
How to fill out a W2.

What were you like in school?

Did you have a favorite teacher or class?
William Bier.

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?
Scoring the tying goal against Rockford in a water polo game senior year.

What do you know now that you wish you’d known when you were younger?
Everyone is awkward in middle school.

Who from East do you think you’ll stay in touch with in the future?
My closest circle of friends and my coaches.

What advice do you have for young East kids?
Don’t stress out so much about staying up late. You’ll survive on a few hours of sleep - even if you have practice the next day.

Bonus question: What are you glad we didn’t ask you about?
Our opinions of our teachers.

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