by Hunter Hayes, 12th Grade (Vice President 19/20)
To the current and future GeoTech Academy students,
You may have joined GeoTech because it was the only option, because your friends did, or some other reason. For whatever reason you became part of the academy, don’t let that be the only reason you did. You might hear your teachers and Dr. Ducat call GeoTech a family, while we might not look like a typical family, we are. Outstanding circumstances aside, the people in your GeoTech cohorted classes will be with you for the entirety of your high school career. In time you may grow to rely on them just as you might with your actual family, I know I did.
GeoTech was probably the best thing that's happened to me in my educational career. It has opened so many doors, introduced me to lifelong friends, and shown me some interests I didn’t know I had. The thing with GeoTech is, and I know it's cliché, the more you put in, the more you will get out. If you want to cruise that's cool, but if you put in some effort here and there you will find that it is so much more rewarding. Remember, GeoTech is similar to a school club in some ways, we have a president, vice-president, and so on. So if you have an idea or have something that you think is worthy of GeoTech’s attention don’t hesitate to put yourself out there and make a stand. It won’t go unnoticed and even if it's shot down it won’t be without consideration and/or good reason. GeoTech has always focused on it's students, every field trip, every event, every opportunity has been for the benefit of those in the academy. GeoTech is here for you. My advice, hang on because it's going to be one wild ride.
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