J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate is full to the brim with extraordinary students with many different passions. The staff at Eye on the Storm has decided that these students deserve to be recognized for their hard work and talent. Explore the lives of 10 exceptional students that are profiled here as part of our new series: Trending Ten. Get ready to be inspired!
Neil Singh is a grade 11 and is involved in a plethora of different clubs such as Reach for the Top Trivia Team, Robotics, DECA and so much more. He rises to the top as a leader and excels in all he does.
Who inspires/motivates you?
Several teachers and friends I have motivate me in many different ways so it’s tough to give one name. If I had to pick think my sister, Tamanna, has motivated me the most. She is a very good student and a great student. I look up to her as a role model.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In my last year of university hopefully. I plan on taking a lot of math and science courses like Criminology, Engineering, Life science and Biology. I am finding it difficult to drop subjects I like so I want to try and narrow down which subjects I want to pursue as a career. Maybe Marine biology, Engineering or Law. That’s what I narrowed it down to so far. Oh, and hopefully grow a beard.
How did you get to this point?
I’ll start from the very beginning. When I was in Kindergarten I went to school and came home. That’s it. I found it really boring. Elementary school was much of the same with a lot more homework and projects. So when I came to high school I wanted to do a lot more than just school. I became more involved in things like the Reach for Top Trivia team where I made a lot of friends. I joined DECA because it was a good challenge, which I really enjoy and Robotics because it was very competitive. I feel like I have gotten the most out of my high school experience because of all these clubs I am in. I would recommend it to anyone in or going to high school. I think you should try to be as active as possible in school.
What are your dreams and aspirations?
That’s a deep question. I want to do something I find fun, enjoy life and be happy. I am not sure exactly what job I want to do but my biggest passions now are Law and Biology. I have looked into jobs like Pathology where I can pursue both of these interests in one career. At the end of the day I just want to be happy and study what I enjoy.
Eye on the Storm thanks Neil for his time and we wish him best for the rest of his year here at J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate. Be sure to check out the next student profile in our series: Trending Ten of 2016.