Michael Coppolino

Elementary School: Cumberland Hill Elementary School
College: Brown University
Major: I want to study either Engineering or Applied Mathematics
What is your dream job?
 My dream job is doing something I love, I just don’t know what yet.

“…if you value the time you spend here, CHS has the tools to prepare you for the next step in life and set you up for success.”

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

My favorite teacher during my time at CHS is Mrs. Jahnz. I had her for Algebra II during my sophomore year and again for AP Calculus during my senior year. She had the biggest influence on me as a student and taught me how to think critically and solve problems efficiently and effectively. Her involved and intrinsically driven teaching style sparked my passion for mathematics and was the biggest influence in choosing my major.

 

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

CHS is a place where you get out of it what you put into it. If you spend your four years here counting the minutes until the end of class, or the days left until graduation, and tweeting about how much you hate school, then you’ll leave feeling unfulfilled. But if you value the time you spend here, CHS has the tools to prepare you for the next step in life and set you up for success.

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

The key to success is to find something you’re interested in and pursue it. Do things that you want to do and don’t let others make decisions for you. Whether it’s a sport, a subject or an extra-curricular activity, discovering a passion will open doors in the future and lead you to opportunities that you never thought were possible.

What makes CHS special? Why?

CHS is special because it’s such a dynamic school. Over the past four years, Mr. Tenreiro and the class of 2016 have changed CHS to a place that promotes growth and learning in students. This in turn, has had an enormous impact on the surrounding community, and has made Cumberland a great place to live.