Student: Jeremy Hadfield
School: Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy
Parents: Varden & Rebecca Hadfield
Jeremy Hadfield wrote a philosophy curriculum for elementary schools and then personally taught it to fifth-graders.
Mini-resume 3.85 GPA, valedictorian, 35 ACT, 10 AP courses, soccer, four awards in Scholastic Art and Writing Contest, NYC for finals of International Public Policy Forum, race mountain bikes with National Interscholastic Cycling Association.
Plans after high school Dartmouth College in the fall; philosophy/computer classes at BYU this summer, mountain bike constantly, prepare for life outside the valley.
Advice for freshmen Don’t let your world be bounded by first impressions.
Guilty pleasure “The Office” is my passion. I’ve watched the entire series twice and I’m starting on a third.
Challenges I’ve made devastating, illegal mistakes. I was forgiven by the people I hurt, and their forgiveness enabled me to remake myself.
Most common thing your parents say to you “Get down from there!”
Best high school memory Traveling to India my freshman year with a small group of students from my school.
Biggest pressure The pressure to be happy. There is a nearly unbearable need to act elated constantly, and compared to this, the pressure to do well in school or sports is nearly insignificant.
How will you change the world? Combining logical tools of philosophy with technical tools of computer science to develop artificial intelligence in an ethical way. Also, by raising courageous, kind and curious children.