Mountain climber, 13, hopes to become a vet
When asked what he is passionate about, eighth-grader Nathaniel McCoy replied, “I am passionate about my schoolwork, my family and animals.” His love for animals is evident in his future career: Nathaniel hopes to be a veterinarian when he grows up. The 13-year-old already has been inducted into the National Junior Honor Society and won a reading award for highest GPA. He also finds time to pursue athletic activities through track.
August Nathaniel McCoy
SCHOOL: Stafford Middle School in Stafford MSD
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Inducted into National Junior Honor Society; climbed mountains; walked on fire; won sixth place in UIL; won reading award for highest GPA; runs track
FAVORITE CLASS: “Spanish. It is intriguing to learn about another culture and their language.”
FAVORITE AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITY: “I like to come home from school and take a nap to calm down and relax.”
FAVORITE WEBSITE: “Google, because I can learn anything I want.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “I like ‘How I Met Your Mother’ because it makes me laugh.”
FAVORITE MOVIE: “My favorite movie is the ‘Star Wars’ trilogy because they are awesome, and it has a good story line.”
FAVORITE BOOK: “I like the “Redwall” series because they are in the medieval genre and fun.
AMBITION: “I want to be a veterinarian and go to (Texas) A&M; I also want to start my own company.”