Patch caught up with Zachary Waters, 18, in May—who graduated from in June. The Pasadena resident was part of the school's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program.
Patch stopped him to ask .
Glen Burnie Patch: What are your plans after graduation?
Zachary Waters: I plan on attending [University of Maryland Baltimore County] in the fall of this year for pre-medicine biological sciences with a minor in law.
Patch: Is there a memory that stands out?
Zachary: The friends I've made. I would say that would be my favorite memory. ... What I like the most about being here these four years is it's taught me not to judge people.
Patch: What do you like about attending North County?
Zachary: Something I like about going to North County was being in STEM. I came from Chesapeake Science Point, which is a charter school, and that's the base of their education—science, technology, education and math. And so, when I was looking at high schools, I had the choice of Chesapeake High School or this school and the STEM program. I looked into it and I felt that STEM really would be able to provide me with more of the science background than Chesapeake would be able to. And it really has. It's gone above and beyond my expectations, really, for what I thought it would be.
Patch: What extracurricular activities or sports are you involved in?
Zachary: I'm in the National Honor Society and Key Club. I'm also the student representative for North County from the Board of Education, and what I basically do is I go to the steering committee and advisory board meetings and represent the student body's opinion—STEM-wise—so we can kind of change and shape the STEM program to better fit the students' needs. And the STEM Student Association.
Patch: What do you do in your free time?
Zachary: Hang out with friends. Go out. The normal things. Dinner, mall, movies, bowling.