Student of the Week – October 27th

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Carlos D. Duque
Grade: 11/12
School: Bluffton High School

Bluffton High teacher Laura Pirkey nominated Carlos D. Duque as Student of the Week because “he is very enthusiastic about learning psychology, science and medicine and wants to become a doctor so he can help others have a better life. This student has a big heart is dedicated to helping those in our community.

“During the Z Club supply drive for Hope Haven, Carlos bought two bags of stuffed animals with his own money to donate to children in need.  This was exceptionally generous. He said didn’t mind spending the money because he really wanted to do something to help kids that suffer from abuse.

“His goal is to be a doctor. I believe he will be a great doctor because he is highly motivated, intelligent, scholarly and truly cares about others.  He is very inquisitive about the medical field and works very hard to do well in school. Carlos Duque is an excellent choice for Student of the Week.”

Duque took a few minutes recently to answer some questions:

Q: What’s your favorite subject and why?

A: Well, there is something about science that just captivates me more than anything. It started when I first took biology, finding out so much about the human body and life itself just sparked a huge interest.

Q: What are some of your accomplishments?

A: To me I have yet to make any great accomplishments because I want to be able to travel the world and give medical attention to those who aren’t as fortunate to have it right around the corner. My accomplishments will be seen when I start changing lives and saving them as well. That is an accomplishment to me and I am going to give it all I have to be able to do that one day.

Q: What clubs and activities are you involved in? 

A: I did Interact Club where we would help clean up the community as well as helping others in events set up or cleanup.

Q: Who do you admire and why?

A:  To me, my one and only will always be my mom. She was a single mom of two at a young age and played the role of my father and my mother for both me and my sister. She stayed there, cared for me and gave it all she had. She was strong even when she couldn’t be just to make sure my sister and I were well fed and taken care of. I wouldn’t be the man I am today if it wasn’t for my mom. I will always be proud of her and I hope one day I get the chance to return the favor and give her all she has given me.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do outside of school? 

A: I recently started modeling for an agency in Savannah and I’ve been taking classes with them, etc. So far it’s an amazing experience being able to become more confident in yourself and be able to show people what you are made of.

Q: What’s your favorite movie?

A: “Ride Along.” That movie was absolutely amazing.

Q: What’s your favorite TV show?

A: “American Horror Story” is a very good show as well as “Narcos.”

Q: What’s your favorite music?

A: I like rap like Drake, Future, Kendrick Lamar, Logic, J Cole, etc. But I also tend to listen to classical music maybe a piano solo or a cello as well.

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