Student of the Week: Timothy Garber, 12th grade, GECA

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Timothy Garber, Student of the week

What inspires you?

My friend David Julian. Even when things look bad, he always seems to have a quiet confidence that no matter what happens, things will be OK. Whenever he speaks during class, the entire classroom becomes silent for him, as if everyone knows that what he is about to say is important. These speeches are incredible, ranging from short one-liners to full-on presentations – each one perfectly executed and perfectly fit for the situation at hand. He has traveled to many different countries, expertly picking up on both languages and their respective accents. He finds time for doing homework, coaching hockey, and studying for ACADEC, sometimes all in the same day. His dedication to what he does and to what he believes inspires me almost daily, and I am happy to call this man my friend.

What is your favorite subject?

Currently I am enrolled in a Philosophy class at Gavilan College, and it has to be one of my favorite classes this year. Because the course is titled “Contemporary Moral Issues”, I am able to be exposed to the issues in race, wealth, class, gender, and other modern concerns that our generation faces. I am pleased to be a part of this class not only because I have the chance to input my own thoughts in a discussion, but because I am able to hear and appreciate new issues to which I was previously ignorant.

If you had the power to change one thing, what would it be?

History.

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

Home. The want to go home is not one that will fall away over time. One does not visit his or her home as one would visit a tourist location, going simply for the experience and exposure to new things. Rather, the want to go home increases with this experience and exposure. As people have been pushed through hardships in life, ranging from surgery to kidnapping to war, the common phrase becomes clear: “I just want to go home”. If I no longer want to return home, it is evidence of either a new home or a lack of hardships.

Name one big challenge in your life right now:

Graduating.

What is your dream job?

Having fun and getting paid for it.

Something that makes you smile:

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