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CST Student Spotlight: Braden Weissman, Paradise Valley High School

Thursday , May 06 , 2021

Braden Weissman Paradise Valley High School StudentPassion, ambition and a strong work ethic have motivated Braden Weissman, a senior in the Center for Research, Engineering, Science, and Technology (CREST) Program at Paradise Valley High School, to enroll in the pre-medical track at the University of Michigan.

The CREST Bioscience Program prepared Weissman for his post-secondary education. He explained, “Bioscience has changed who I am as a student. It has not only developed my time management skills and work ethic, but also how to connect classroom material in ways that go far beyond textbooks and tests. My teachers share their passions of the subject matter, which is contagious. They never fail to teach beyond the chapters and have instilled the mindset that ‘knowledge is power.’ It’s that belief that proves to be the most impactful and best preparation for college I could ask for.”

A few academic accomplishments that Weissman is most proud of include a 4.7 GPA; serving as student body president twice; captain of the football, soccer and tennis teams; PVSchools Superintendent Advisory Board; the sole student representative on the Mayo Clinic Arizona Office of Health Disparities Research Community Advisory Board; and founding the Trojan Leadership Coalition.

Excerpts taken from the CITYSunTimes website. Read the full CITYSunTimes article.