SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — David Stirn, 17, a senior at Shawnee High School, is all about ones and zeroes, the language of computers.
“I send some of my time programming and spend the nighttime playing video games. I see myself as a very good student, and I participate in after-school activities,” said Stirn.
After high school, Stirn hopes to pursue a degree in computer science.
“I just really like working with computers and I enjoy programming and I just want to learn more about how to program and be able to do it really well,” he said.
The number one college he’s hoping to get into is Carnegie Mellon University.
He hopes to use the degree to possibly program video games or software.
Stirn is involved in e-tech classes at Shawnee High School.
“It’s a semester class and you’re taught the basics of how to work with computers, how to set up servers, some basic programming with things like Python and Java. It has motivated me more to program on my own and learn on my own,” he said.
Besides dealing with computers, Stirn is a member of the National Honor Society and an officer of the school’s Spanish Club.
Stirn appreciates the education he’s receiving at Shawnee High School.
“I feel like the classes are pretty reasonable. I personally enjoy having smaller classes over larger classes. There’s more time to get to know the teacher. I feel like I’m getting a really good education. I enjoy all of the teachers and just the people here. Everyone’s great,” he said.
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