Class of 2018
My parents are John and Karyn Barkas. And I have two older brothers, Johnnie and Austin. I am from Holbrook and I play varsity baseball and golf.
I hope to be either in the Coast Guard after I graduate or be accepted to Norwich University.
What BHR has done for you
BHR has helped me get a real feel for the real world. It has helped me really decide what I like to do and what I want to do in my life. I have always wanted to go here since my brother got accepted. He showed me what a great school it is and the endless opportunities it brings to the table.
Why you came to BHR instead of your local high school
I came to Blue Hills instead of Holbrook High because of the vocational programs. My heart was set on Culinary but it was great seeing the other opportunities that every other program has to offer.
A quotation that inspires you or that you live by
"Everything happens for a reason." My Nana has always said that since I was little and I live by that quote now.
Your favorite book or movie
My favorite movie is "Step Brothers."
Best advice you ever received from a teacher/parent/family member/friend
The best advice I received is probably from my father: "Just make sure you are happy." He always wants to make sure I am happy and whatever I do, do it for me not for someone else.
Advice you would give to a Grade 8 student applying to BHR
Do not be nervous. Be yourself in the interview and can't wait to see you next year!
Teacher or faculty member at BHR who has helped or inspired you the most
One teacher who has really inspired me is Mr. Mahoney. He always looks out for your best interests and he makes class so much fun. He always makes me laugh.
Who is your hero
My hero is my dad. He has helped me through so much. He always looks out for my best interests, and never makes me feel bad. He gives great advice and is a great role model to have.
Most memorable moment at BHR
My most memorable moment at BHR is making the tournament for baseball my sophomore year, my first year as a starter for varsity.