Central Michigan University

Major: Undecided
Hometown: Beverly

In his own words:

“While reflecting on my time at MPA, I am able to not only acknowledge the friendships that I made, but also the long-lasting memories. In addition, I am thankful for the position that MPA has put me in, as I am now in a position to further advance my academic prowess by attending a great university. From the various school spirit events, to the sports games that I played in, to the Project Week trips, and simply just hanging out and interacting with friends, I am deeply grateful for the experience that MPA has brought me, as it has made my high school experience worthwhile.”

His teacher says:

“As a World Language teacher, I have had the luxury to spend six years with Christian — six years of the most rapid growth in a person’s life. It has been my pleasure to witness his growth from a shy boy hiding in the corner of the classroom to an independent young man standing in the middle of the stage hosting Lunar New Year Assembly as a member of National Chinese Honor Society. During these six years, I shared his happiness as well as his growing pains. He is never perfect but is so real and dear to me. It’s a bittersweet time to see him off, but six years of memories will be my treasures saved in the depths of my heart.”

— Dr. Zhao