SHAPE High School
Name: Karl Kristensen
What do you plan on doing after graduation?
I will be attending the United States Military Academy, West Point and pursuing a degree in Computer Science.
What are some of your favorite school memories that you will take with you as you move on to the next chapter of your life?
Some memories that I will hold onto forever are the homecoming activities during the week leading up to our Homecoming game and the international aspect of our school.
What will you miss most as you look back on your DoDDS-Europe overseas school experience?
I will definitely miss the traveling aspect of the sports. I don't think I'll ever get the chance to take a 12-hour bus ride to go compete in a race or a wrestling tournament. I'll also miss the chance to meet people from several different cultures and backgrounds. Attending a DoDDS-Europe overseas school has given me a chance to make new friends from many different countries, and I will miss that.
What advice would you give to the current underclassmen?
Participate in sports. You will never get the chance to travel, while competing in sports, anywhere else. Not only do you get to travel, you also get to enjoy a team bond and you'll make some great friends that you will carry with you for the rest of your life.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years, I see myself as an officer in the United States Army, happily married, and raising a family.