Lions Club Student of the Month: Zachary Tidd

Zachary Tidd

Zachary Tidd

Zachary Tidd of Casco has been selected as the area Lions Clubs’ “Student of the Month” for June.

Each month, area Lions Clubs recognize a Lake Region High School senior who has excelled academically. The recipient is honored at a Lions’ dinner meeting and is presented a monetary award.

Parents: Trevor and Eileen Tidd

Sibling: Sullivan Tidd

Activities: Lacrosse, football and golf.

Community activities: Youth lacrosse program volunteer, Pleasant Mountain Ski Club volunteer ski instructor.

Hobbies: Freestyle skiing, wake boarding, fishing and hunting.

Future plans: A career in the health fields. My ultimate goal is to become a Sports Medicine doctor.

What school are you attending next year? Next year, I am going to be a student at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. I will be majoring in biology with a concentration in human biology.

What is your favorite class? This year, my favorite class is physics. I love learning about the fundamental laws of life such as matter, light, acceleration, and energy. It is interesting to actually use math to solve real life problems. I believe it has been some of the most relevant stuff I have learned about in high school.

What is your toughest class? My toughest class this year was A.P. U.S. Government. This class consisted of studying numerous vocabulary terms and most importantly learning how our government works all the way from the town level to the federal level. It have had to put more time into studying for this class then any other class I’ve taken. I just took the A.P. (Advanced Placement) test and have a good feeling that work has paid off.

How do you balance your class work and your extracurricular activities? A wise man once told me that a busy man finds time for everything.

What is the biggest challenge high school students face today? The biggest challenge high school students face today is keeping a good work ethic. I see way too many smart capable kids getting bad grades because they have a poor work ethic.

Who has inspired you educationally? Sasha Kantro — Perhaps one of the best teachers Lake Region has ever had. Her dissection of literature is unmatched. I always looked forward to the book discussions we would have in her class.

Joe Dorner — This man loves science just as much as I do. He has been my freshman science, marine bio and animal studies teacher. His hands-on learning style has been a perfect fit for me. He plays a large part in my decision to pursue a career in a science field.

Ian Carlson — He was my senior Humanities teacher. He taught me the importance of rhetoric, which has really strengthened my writing. Also his Socratic circles have made me think deeper about the many hidden meanings in books. He loves his job and comes in every day with a smile and in good humor.

Adam Johnson — He has been my government teacher for two years now. His teaching methods are simple and right to the point. This being said, he has made learning about a seemingly tedious topic fun with relatable stories and beautiful use of sarcasm.

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