CINCINNATI - An Elder High School senior is making a difference inside and outside the classroom. His teachers say his talent is often overlooked because he's doing the things most high school students aren't.
Brandon Alverson has been playing the piano for eight years. It's something he says he loves to do. Add that the list of other activities including the chess team, tennis, soccer, band and national honor society, and it's pretty obvious Alverson has a pretty full plate.
“I guess it's just time management, and then it also helps that I'm really passionate about the things that I do, so when I really love all my activities, it's not too hard to work everything in,” said Alverson.
He is also an eagle scout, a soccer referee and runs a chess club for grade school students.
“I think it's more of an internal kind of a character type of thing, you gotta have determination, that perseverance, if you don't have it, you know you need those people who support you to get you there,” said Alverson.
His teachers and classmates agree that Alverson is mature for his age. He is a math and science fan and plans to take those interests to build a career.
“I want to go into Chemical Engineering and hopefully double major in Chemical Engineering and Mathematics at Clemson University,” said Alverson.
Alverson says would like to write a book at some point in his life. He says it's his passion to give back and help others succeed.
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