Ohm Patel

Ohm Patel


What are your post-high school plans?

I will be attending University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and majoring in aerospace engineering.

What is the most important thing you learned in high school?

Time management. I had to make sure I was able to do well in school, while still participating in sports and clubs.

What is your favorite high school memory?

Hanging out with my friends during the cross country meets.

What was your favorite class or learning experience?

My favorite class was gym in sophomore year. I was in the same class as a lot of my friends and I had one of my favorite teachers, Ms. Mac.

Share your best advice for incoming freshmen:

Relax, high school isn't as hard as you think it will be. Obviously study and do well, but also have fun with your friends.

What or who do you acknowledge for your academic success, and ranking in the top 2 percent of your senior class?

Friends and family.

What life lessons or observations have you gained about yourself, and the world, during the 2020-21 school year?

I learned I was at my best when I had flexibility in my schedule. I was able to do my work on my own time and that allowed me to do other stuff that I wanted to do.