Standout Student: Hopkins’ Evan Komschlies
Hopkins High School Senior Evan Komschlies prides himself in helping others. He’s very ambitious and excels in athletics and academics.
“My favorite class right now is advanced placement environmental science because it’s really fun,” said Komschlies. “It’s real information you learn about climate change and water cycles and things like that.”
He is among a prestigious group of students named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. “Hopefully, I will make the final list,” he said.
The National Honor Society president is also involved with several extra-curricular activities. He plays soccer, is a member of the track and field team, and the alpine ski club.
The scholar is also an Eagle Scout. To get the Eagle rank, scouts must complete a service project that provides a permanent benefit to an institution in their community. Evan chose the Hopkins Alpine Ski Club. Komschlies completely transformed the space. He got rid of clutter, painted, and added ski racks to make it easier for skiers to wax their gear. He even designed a bench using math and engineering skills. Pointing to the bench, he said, “You can kind of see that it’s sturdy. I got the cross beams on there.”
His end goal is to have a career where he can help make people’s lives easier. Komschlies plans to study engineering after he graduates. He’s applied to Northwestern University, the Air Force Academy, and Stanford.
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