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Student Spotlight: Neil

Man, Myth, Machine.
Neil’s Dad
Neil in venice.

Neil, a resident of Williamsburg and a student at Lafayette High School, lives a life full of cultural experiences and exploration. Born in the state of New York, Neil’s journey has taken him beyond his birthplace. Having lived in Germany, he has immersed himself in multiple cultures, traveling extensively throughout Europe. These experiences have not only shaped his worldview but o inf his perspective on life and learning

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: I like a lot of colors like blue, red, black and white.

Neil and his Dad posing together at the Pyramids of Giza during 2010 while they explored Egypt. (Neil’s Mom)

Q: What is your favorite European country?

A: I love Germany, but Switzerland has a special place in my heart.

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: La La Land

Q: What is your favorite food

A: Mac N Cheese.

Q: What is a skill or hobby you’ve always wanted to learn but haven’t had the time for?

A: One skill I’ve always wanted to learn is playing the piano. I’ve always been drawn to music, and I think learning to play an instrument would not only be a fun challenge but also a great way to express myself creatively.


Frontal view of the Brandenburg Gate looking west. Neil and his family went to the Brandenburg Gate multiple times during their time spent in Germany. (Cezary P)

Q: If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why?

A: If I could visit any place in the world, I would choose Japan. I’m fascinated by its rich history, stunning landscapes, and unique culture.

Q: If you could invent something that would make life easier for people, what would it be?

A: If I could invent something to make life easier for people, I would create a device that could instantly translate languages. This would break down communication barriers and allow people from different cultures and backgrounds to easily communicate and understand each other.

Neil in front of the London Bridge squinting because of the bright sun going into his eyes. (Neil’s Parents)

Q: If you could choose one word to describe yourself, what would it be and why?

A: If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be “curious.” I have a strong desire to learn and explore new things, and I’m always seeking to expand my knowledge and understanding of the world around me.

Q: Who is your favorite superhero and why?

A: I would have to say that my favorite superhero is Batman. Batman is really cool and even though he doesn’t have a supernatural power, his real power is being rich. I think that is really cool.

Q: Do you have a favorite TV show?

A: Yes, currently my favorite tv show is Barry, it is a dark comedy and I find it’s action scenes to be realistic. It also has comedy during dark parts of the show which makes it even funnier.

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