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Senior Profile: Markus Jones

Boy wearing a red flannel shirt

 

 

Class of 2017

 

Home district:
Coxsackie-Athens Central School District

Post-graduation plans:
Markus will enroll at Morehouse College in the fall to major in Business Management.

How did Tech Valley help shape your future?
Tech Valley has given me the resources I needed to figure out my passion, and how I want to pursue that passion. My passion is fitness, and I want to explore entrepreneurship and own my own business. I-Term really helped solidify what I want to do with my life, and the experience was invaluable. One of the greatest benefits I received by attending Tech Valley High is to say I did internships to explore my career interests and work on real projects.

What skills did you gain by coming to Tech Valley high?
One of the things I’ve learned that I’m so grateful for is the ability to speak publicly and present in front of professionals. I’m extremely proud of my confidence and the way I present myself.

Any advice for underclassmen?
You can’t take yourself too seriously, and even through tough times, things will get better. Kids can go through a rough time in high school, and it’s reassuring to know this is just a short period of your life, with so much to look forward to in your future.

If you could thank your home district for giving you the opportunity to attend TVHS, what would you say?
I would say thank you. I know I can’t see the amount of effort they put into having me come here. but if I could, I would say I’m very grateful they provided me this opportunity, and I did not waste it.

Senior Share:
My dad owns a dog training company. I grew up around dogs and learned how to train them. I could teach anyone how to train a dog. We work with pit bulls and I also really like huskies.

 

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