WAYNESFIELD — Kort Sutherland, 17, a student at Waynesfield-Goshen High School, is contemplating his future as he goes through his senior year.
“I still haven’t decided at this point, but I’m looking into going to college, probably in the engineering field,” Sutherland said.
It’s something he is interested in.
“I’ve always liked to try and figure out how things work and go together and just getting a project and being like OK go after and try to fix or improve this or something, that kind of stuff. It’s kind of fun, I guess,” Sutherland said.
He says he’s been inspired by some of the STEM courses at W-G.
“We had some STEM classes at school and we did some stuff with the 3-D printer and stuff like that. I thought that was kind of cool,” Sutherland said.
Sutherland is a member of the National Honor Society, FFA, 4-H and Skills USA.
He’s played football in the past, but not this year, and has run cross country for W-G.
He says he’s learned valuable life skills through athletics.
“Always go 100%. Follow your leadership. Always look up to those in front of you and see what they do right,” Sutherland said.
Last spring, students across the region pivoted to remote learning. Sutherland was able to take on the task.
“I didn’t really enjoy it too much, but I made it work and made the best of it,” he said.
This fall, Waynesfield-Goshen schools adopted a hybrid model where students go to class four days a week and use one day for remote learning.
Sutherland says he really likes being in class as much as possible.
“I like it better because I’m still actually able to go to school and do some of the things that I wasn’t able to do when I was completely online,” he said.
He says he enjoys going to Waynesfield-Goshen.
“I’ve always gone here. It’s small. We know everybody. We’re all pretty close and somewhere else you wouldn’t have that,” Sutherland said.
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