Grant Chau (Class of 2019)

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What are some fun facts you’d like people to know about you?

“Oh geez. Well, my dad lived in an ant hill. That one’s true. My dad lived in an ant hill during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. That’s it. I think that’s my most fun fact. I guess I also play a lot of Super Smash Bros. I mean, it’s Senior year so we’re all done.”

Who do you think has been the most influential person at TAMS for you?

“You know, Russ Stukel is worried for my future, so we meet up a lot now. He usually just talks a little to me, but he’s worried about my future so we meet a lot. My roommate is also pretty influential. He’s really smart, like a genius. That’s it.”

What were your happiest and saddest moments at TAMS?

“There’s a girl that lives on the other side of the building. She’s easily a twelve out of ten. She’s perfect and so talented. I like her a lot. And saddest moment? Probably something to do with one of my friends. Oh, another happy moment was at AMC this year. I guessed two problems and got both of them right.”

If there was one thing that you could improve at TAMS, what would it be?

“Probably visitation hours. I’ve been docked a number of times and most of them are from visitation. The other was for having an air freshener being plugged in because we couldn't have it apparently. I’d fix the docks I guess. That’s what Russ Stukel is really worried about.”

If you could redo one thing at TAMS, what would it be?

“Oh that’s easy. I’d take computer science instead of biology. For the first semester, I threw away so much time for biology and I didn’t even get an A. You know I took AP computer science at got a 5, but the last week before school, my parents made me change into biology, so I didn’t get to get ahead of my studies.”

What do you think your biggest achievement at TAMS has been

"Oh geez. I got involved in research but I didn’t get published or anything. My biggest achievement was probably the 5K. Three other kids and I planned a 5K together and I thought it would fall apart but it didn’t. It was originally supposed to be for the American Cancer Society but eventually we chose Youth and Family Counseling which is pretty relevant at TAMS just because I think a lot TAMS kids get bullied by their parents. All of us race coordinators have a very unique set of skills so it worked together really well, and we’re trying to find our successors but it’s not going well because no one can fill in our niches, but it went really well, we raised a lot of money.”

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