By Julianna Mirabile
Christopher Currie is a current Glenelg High School Senior who will be attending Morehouse College in the honors program on a full scholarship this fall. He will be majoring in Biology, minoring in Spanish, and will be continuing his basketball career as well. To be eligible, he must maintain a 3.0 GPA, which won’t be difficult for Currie, because he has kept up with a 4.3 GPA throughout his high school years.
Being academically intelligent isn’t his only strength. Currie has been playing basketball since he was seven years old and has been a team member of Heat, Force, Howard County Elite, Baltimore United, Folly Quarter, and Glenelg teams throughout middle and high school. He says that making the high school team has increased his basketball abilities and helped him gain newfound friendships with those that have similar interests in the sport. While he will be joining the college team, he says that in order to balance out sports and academics he will need to, “Manage [his] time responsibly and keep practicing on and off the court.” Becoming the successful student athlete he is today, he says he is giving credit to his father, who has high expectations of him. Also, taking higher level AP classes, such as Biology AP with Mr. Johnson, has helped Currie succeed. Currie says that, “AP Biology made me realize that this is what I want to study in college.” His interest in Biology led to him getting an internship at IMET in Baltimore, helping with cancer research and finding different ways to cure it. Having this internship taught Currie independence and responsibility. The focus of this opportunity had Currie working hard throughout the past year.
While at Glenelg, Currie has participated in basketball, track, National Honor Society(NHS), Spanish NHS, and the Black Student Union. He explained that being in these clubs has helped him meet new people and gave him scholarship opportunities. Currie says that, “It is not as easy as they all say it is. Just don’t procrastinate with college applications and apply for scholarships.” He also adds that the quote he lived by throughout the past four years was, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”, by Wayne Gretzsky. Although Currie will miss the memories he has experienced at Glenelg, he can’t wait to be independant and start his new life at Morehouse College.
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