By Chase Stevens ’12
Nicolas Guerithault ’12 is one smart kid.
Taking five AP classes in his junior year while also volunteering for the Calc Club and the Spanish Honors Society is no easy feat, but Guerithault does it to prepare for the future.
“I want to be a competitive applicant to the colleges I will potentially apply to,” Guerithault wrote in a recent e-mail. “Some possibilities include Santa Clara, Barrett, Gonzaga, and Boston College. I’m not quite sure yet.”
Having the workload of five AP classes comes with a lot of extra hours of book time.
“I have anywhere from one to three hours of homework a night. I will occasionally wake up early to finish it so that I don’t stay up too late,” Guerithault wrote.
Currently, Guerithault takes AP Physics C Mechanics, AP Physics C Electricity & Magnetism, AP Calculus BC, AP English III and AP Spanish IV, as well as taking Gospels in Action and Humanities/Art History.
While balancing a full workload, Guerithault is also one of the officers at Brophy’s Calc Club.
“We raise money to help out families during Christmas and Easter time by selling cookie jars,” said Guerithault. “I label the cookie jars for the Calc Club every Wednesday after school.”
He also participates in the Spanish Honors Society.
“For the Spanish Honor Society, I occasionally tutor students before school,” Guerithault added.
Its not only school that keeps Guerithault busy; he also works in the kitchen at his dad’s restaurant, Vincent’s on Camelback.
Guerithault said he is more mathematically minded, and wants a future where he can apply his mathematical abilities.
“I think I want to pursue a career of engineering of some sort. I’d like to get a master’s.”
Teachers think highly of Guerithault.
“I love the fact that he is so humble,” said physics teacher Mrs. Sabina Nelson. “He remains grounded and is always genuine and courteous in his interactions with his peers and teachers.”