Josh Brodeur

Elementary School: Community School
College: University of Rhode Island
Major: Biomedical Engineering
What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be an established orthopedic surgeon. I hope to assist professional athletes in their return to playing, or to even to be affiliated with a team.

Don’t be afraid to do what you love, regardless of what people think. Once you find your passions, work hard at what you enjoy doing and the results will be sincerely gratifying.

Who was your favorite teacher or administrator during your time at CHS? What subject did they teach? What made her or him special?

I had Mr. Pariseau for both AP environmental science and AP biology. He also coached me in freshmen basketball. Throughout these times, I found him to be one of the most intelligent and relatable people I have ever met. He has inspired my interest in the field of biology and fueled my learning curiosities. His style of teaching requires self motivation, which is arguably the most powerful tool for students.

What is something about CHS that people might not know, but should?

The courses are getting more and more diverse. It may seem like students have to take courses that are required to graduate, but there are still numerous credits that can be personalized. Upperclassmen have immense freedom to steer their education towards their future ambitions.

What advice would you give to next year’s ninth grade students coming to CHS?

Establish yourself early on within the high school community by exploring everything the school has to offer. Don’t be afraid to do what you love, regardless of what people think. Once you find your passions, work hard at what you enjoy doing and the results will be sincerely gratifying.

What makes CHS special? Why?

CHS provides the resources to fit anyone’s interests and goals through all of the specialized classes and clubs. Any student here can succeed within their own niche.