Naples High School
Name: Bryan Pfirrmann
What do you plan on doing after graduation?
I will be attending the University of Virginia, currently I am undecided on my major.
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?
Throughout my school career I have greatly enjoyed my time participating in high school athletics. The friendships I have made and experiences I have shared with my teammates will stay with me for my entire life. From 20 hour bus trips to the 2012 Super Six Football Championship, athletics have shaped me into the man I am today. I have participated in varsity football, wrestling, and soccer during my 4 years in DoDDs high schools, and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
What will you miss most as you look back on your DoDDS-Europe overseas school experience?
As I move on to life in college, I will miss the close knit community that exists in DoDDs-Europe. This community extends between students, teachers, and administrations, and has provided me an education extending beyond the standard curriculum and textbooks. I have friends all over the world thanks to DoDDs-Europe, and we will always be connect through our experiences here. No other high school students in the U.S. can ever understand the lives we have lived here in Europe.
What advice would you give to the current underclassmen?
One thing I would remind all underclassmen is to never forget you live in Europe. This may seem simple and trivial, but as we settle in to our daily routines we tend to forget the opportunities presented to us by living overseas. Get outside and see the world. Travel throughout Italy and Germany, make friends with local nationals, and do not be afraid to step outside your comfort zone. For many the chance to live overseas in Europe may never come again.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
There are many paths I see myself taking in the next few years, and thanks to my time overseas I will always be open to the unexpected. I do have an aspiration to enter into the world of politics. In the next ten years maybe these words will belong to Congressman Bryan Pfirrmann, but only time will tell. I also hope to attend cooking school and open my own restaurant in the future. My life is just beginning and the next few years will decide which path I choose take.