Academic Excellence is typically associated with achieving high grades and superior performance in the classroom, but it is so much more at Newport Central Catholic. Hanson Nguyen, a senior, exemplifies this through his involvement and leadership responsibilities. He along with other students find learning at a high level outside of the classroom to be a valuable and fulfilling process.
Before even thinking about graduating from St. Therese School in Southgate, Hanson knew where he wanted to go to high school. “The first time I stepped into this school I knew it was meant for me. My first time coming to NCC was when I was a sixth grader to the spring musical. I wanted to be on that stage and be around the family environment that NCC provided.” Like many students at NCC, Hanson immediately embraced being involved in all that NCC has to offer outside of the classroom.
Since he’s been on The Hill he has been a part of the Choir, Breds for Life, Blood Drive Committee, Drama Department, Cheerleading, Mock Trial, Make a Change Club, Student Government, National Honor Society, and the Spanish Honor Society. Within these extracurriculars he has found Excellence. Hanson was voted Co- Student Body President with Bailey Gray and was awarded the Greg Cooney Student Government Award at our Academic Award ceremony in September.
“I would not change a single thing throughout my whole high school career. I have accomplished many things and enjoyed the many extracurricular activities in which I wanted to participate,” he said in reflection. Like others, Hanson has made the most of his four years of high school by being involved at a level of excellence that will leave the school a better place than he found it.
Written by Carrigan Matteoli ‘19