'Jake' of all trades: FBISD champ is quadruple threat
Jake Mathews is going to the TAPPS 4A State Academic Meet next month.
He's one of Fort Bend Christian Academy's five individual district champs and a member of the district championship team. He will represent the school in science, current events, social studies and mathematics. Jake said he is passionate about science and math in general, the final bell on Friday afternoon and his Savior, Jesus Christ.
NAME: Jake Mathews
SCHOOL: Fort Bend Christian Academy, Fort Bend
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Three-time state current events contender; two-time state social studies contender; 2013 state math and science contender; straight-A student
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Engineering Club; National Honor Society; National English Honor Society; Mu Alpha Theta; Student Leadership Communities; Spanish Club president
FAVORITE CLASS: Physics. "It uses math, my other favorite subject, to figure out how the world works."
FAVORITE AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITY: "I like going to the school's learning commons and relax while I begin on homework because I can be with my friends but still get work done."
FAVORITE MUSICAL GENRE: '80s rock. "Let's be honest -- what's not to love?"
FAVORITE WEBSITE: Google -- "Without it, I would be lost."
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "'Psych' because of the clever dialogue, suspense and crime-solving."
FAVORITE MOVIE: "'The Prestige' because of the scientific aspects and surprise ending."
FAVORITE BOOK: "'The Count of Monte Cristo' because of the plot's setting and complexity."
AMBITION: "In the future, I hope to attend a school of engineering at a university that offers me a good scholarship."