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Frank Gaunt, 17, Hickman High School

 

College plans:

Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Favorite club or extracurricular in high school:

Young Democratic Socialists and Amnesty International.

Proudest accomplishment in high school:

Forming the first political club at Hickman — Young Democratic Socialists — with my friend, Gabe Gassmann.

Best advice I’ve ever received:

To always keep a wide range of academic interests and to not get too specialized in my knowledge.

Biggest lesson learned in high school:

That genuinely engaging the classes and activities you are in can be extremely rewarding.

What you do for fun:

CYBA during the winter — although my youth basketball career has unfortunately come to an end, as high school is now over — and Frisbee golf, once the weather warms up. Also, in my leisure time I like to read, especially James Baldwin, Ernest Hemingway, and European history, and this year, I began playing the bass guitar.

 

CBT’s 20 Under 20 celebrates 20 Columbia high school seniors who are ready to accomplish big things after graduating. Congratulations to the 2016 20 Under 20, and to all Columbia high school grads. 

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