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Senior Profile: Cameron Smith

Boy with dark hair wearing a suit

 

 

Class of 2017

 

Home district:
Wynantskill Union Free School District

Post-graduation plans:
Cam will enroll at St. John's University to major in Business.

WHow did tech valley help shape your future?
For my Senior Project, I got to work at the New York State Assembly. I got to wear suits and make decisions. It gave me insight into things I didn’t know about prior to the experience, because there is only so much you can learn about the government through Wikipedia.

I’d like to pursue a career in E-Commerce or Marketing. I’m not sure I would have gone into Business if I had gone to high school somewhere else. A lot of my peers here at TVHS are going into Business, and they are some of the smartest people I know. Tech Valley has a want-to-win environment. At other schools, competition comes from athletics, but here, it’s about academics. Since freshman year, there has been a drive to be the best student or top producer. And that’s a good environment to be in. Being around people who want to work hard is very influential.

Here at Tech Valley, Mrs. Lee, our school counselor, and our teachers are very involved in the college application process. If I didn’t have Mrs. Lee or my mom to help me through that, I wouldn’t be going to college.

What skills did you gain by coming to tech valley high?
Public speaking seems so second nature now. Being able to take direction for my own learning. The ability to speak for myself, and get along with people regardless of differences.

Any advice for underclassmen?
Your attitude and motivation can make a world of difference for the gradebook.

Senior Share:
I can play four instruments: Guitar, bass, piano and ukelele. I took guitar lessons my sophomore year. I enjoyed it, so I bought a bass and taught myself how to play. I thought the ukelele would be easy, and it was, so I bought one. Then I bought a piano and taught myself how to play that, too.

 

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