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Published: Monday, March 11, 2013, 11:04 a.m.

Super Kid: Carey Campbell, Lake Stevens High School

  • Lake Stevens senior Carey Campbell excels in math. He will attend the University of Washington next year.

    Annie Mulligan / For The Herald

    Lake Stevens senior Carey Campbell excels in math. He will attend the University of Washington next year.

  • Lake Stevens senior Carey Campbell excels in math and hopes to compete in the state track meet in shot put. He will attend the University of Washingto...

    Annie Mulligan / For The Herald

    Lake Stevens senior Carey Campbell excels in math and hopes to compete in the state track meet in shot put. He will attend the University of Washington next year.

Q: What is your schedule like?
A: I take a British literature class. Then I have weight training class, and I go to psychology class. After that I have AP (advanced placement) stats class. Then, I go to AP government and politics. I end the day with a guitar class. That's my normal school day.
Q: Why did you choose those subjects? They are very broad.
A: I kind of enjoy the teachers. I also liked to study broad topics. I don't know what I want to do as a career, so I thought that will be helpful to have all these classes.
Q: Any special interests?
A: I really enjoy math and science. I know my career will certainly involve math. It comes easy to me. I also like the challenge of the problems. You can sit down and figure it out because there's always an answer.
Q: What's your top priority right now?
A: I already started practicing for track. It is exciting, but I like focusing on school. That's a top priority.
Q: How long have you been in track?
A: Since seventh grade. I got third place last year in state for shot put. Track is the activity I do in my free time.
Q: What are your goals this year?
A: I want to break the school record in shot put of 62 feet 1 inch, and win the state level.
Q: What are your plans for college?
A: I recently signed to go to the University of Washington to throw (shot put) there next year.
Q: Why did you choose to go there?
A: One thing, it was academics. It is a really prestigious school. I went to visit, and I really liked the coaches for track. It's close enough to home, in a sense that I can come back for the weekends, and it is far enough away where I can live on my own and be independent, starting a new chapter.
Q: Do you do any volunteering?
A: I help with the children at the church group every Sunday. I help the pastor in anything that needs to be done like setting up games. The church is Christ the King in Snohomish.
Q: What do you do for fun?
A: I enjoy playing the guitar. I play anything. I practice with the youth church band every Sunday, and we play Wednesdays at the church. It has fairly small attendance.
I also enjoy playing Frisbee golf once a month. I like the competition of playing, and it's also a fun way to hang out with friends. I also play football.
Q: What is your favorite experience so far of your senior year?
A: I would say my best experience is being named football and track captain. It's the culmination of my hard work. It is nice to see all the hard work come together.
Story tags » Lake Stevens High School

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