By Lily Camara
Logan Johnston, a senior at Trinity High School, is a three-sport-athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball. He’s always working hard to help his team be successful. Johnston, however, is not only dedicated to sports, but to his education as well. He has a grade point average of 4.29, and he will be attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to major in Agriculture Business. He has been raising livestock since he was ten years old.
Johnston is also into the big outdoors. He has been involved in Scouts for 13 years. He has been a Cub Scout, a Boy Scout, and most recently has become an Eagle Scout.
When asked about his scouting experience, Johnston replied, “ The main thing it’s about is creating young leaders and responsible young adults that you can send out into the community. and know they’re going to be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead of them.”
Concerning his future, Johnston speaks of his plans to graduate with a degree, and then apply to the CHP academy.
“The reason I’m getting an AG business degree is it’ll give me options after graduation if I don’t make it to the academy. The degree will help my chances of advancement and make me look more desirable because they’ll know that I’m interested in working,” said Johnson
Johnston has set some very strong goals that he’s already beginning to accomplish. He has received the The Coca Cola Scholarship, which will help him to reach these goals.
“Thank God for Jamie Green. When I was applying for all my CSUs and colleges, Green said I should go for it (Coca Cola Scholarship),” said Johnston. So I tried it and put it in, as well as 50 other kids from the school, and 111,000 kids in the nation.”
Johnston explained how the scoring system for the application worked. It took SAT scores, GPA, extra curricular activities participated in, leadership positions, and community service hours. The secondary applications were somewhat similar to the first, but had two portions; the first portion was like the first application where it took all the background information, but the second portion involved 3 essays.
In Johnston’s first essay, the prompt was about an experience that had shaped his life. He talked about a childhood experience with his dad at work, which gave him the chance to be a leader.
The second essay was about how family and community members influenced him. He explained how his family taught him to treat everyone with respect, no matter who they are. Johnston also wrote about things that are truthful to him, which was an important part of his essay. (more…)
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