CA - Braeden Benedict
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes
School: St. John Fisher School
Question: What about science fascinates you?
Answer: I like to think critically and analyze data from experiments. It's fun to learn how things in our world work and why they work.
Question: What hobbies or extra-curricular activities do you enjoy and why?
Answer: Over the years, I have participated in many extra-curricular activities. I play the saxophone, act in the school drama productions, and sing in the school choir. I have a very outgoing personality, and these activities fit my personality. I am a Life Scout in Boy Scouts, just one rank below Eagle Scout. I like to backpack, perform service, and teach younger scouts. Also, I have played football, lacrosse, hockey, soccer, basketball, and baseball. I like sports because they challenge me and I like being active. In March 2011, I participated in the Los Angeles Archdiocese Junior Academic Decathlon. As Captain, I helped our team win 4th in Logic, 7th in Super Quiz, and 4th overall out of 104 schools. I also placed first in the individual science test, receiving a perfect score.
Question: What career do you want to pursue and why?
Answer: I probably like to pursue a career in science or engineering. These careers would allow me to use my scientific knowledge and make an impact on the world.
Question: What is your favorite school subject?
Answer: My favorite subject is science.