Michael O’Brien, 17, is a senior at Lake Fenton High School. His parents are Rob and Amanda Meyers, and he has a sister, Mariah Wysocki, 16. He is involved in football, symphony band, marching band, Advisory Club, and track.
What stereotype do you completely live up to?
In all honesty, I don’t have a stereotype like most teenagers these days. I’m a three-sport athlete, so some look at me like I’m a jock. I am in the band, so some can see me as nerdy. I have a wide variety of people who I tend to hang out with and talk to.
What are two things you couldn’t possibly live without and why?
I couldn’t live without my parents. Without their support, I wouldn’t be who I am today. Something else I couldn’t live without is my phone. It gives me almost everything I need to stay on top of schoolwork, stay in touch with coaches and friends, and provides entertainment when I need it most.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would have to be Florida. I know all the crazy storms they get down there are a little wild at times, but I fell in love with the culture and warmth over spring break last year.
What has been the most challenging part of high school?
The most challenging part of high school would have to be the first month of freshman year, trying to figure out where you belong, coming out of middle school realizing that what you thought high school was like, isn’t anything like it at all. Once you survive that first month and get some kind of relationship with your teachers, everything is a breeze.
What do you think is the biggest problem facing the U.S. right now?
The biggest problem I think that America is facing now is young teens, and anyone under the age of 18, “vaping.” It’s been growing over the past years as the next cool thing, but many kids don’t realize how bad it is for them.
What would be your ideal way to spend a weekend?
My ideal way to spend a weekend would have to be sleeping in on Saturday, hanging with a few friends, watching some type of sports, staying in or going out whatever the mood is. Then I’d like staying up late playing video games, waking up Sunday and hanging out with the family.
What career possibility excites you?
A career that excites me would have to be being an athletic director.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
A few accomplishments I’m proud of include my football varsity letter from freshman year, my first all-conference my junior year, my regional championship in the 300 meter hurdles and the many “Student of the Month” rewards I have received.