Where are they going?: Brooks Upham

Brooks Upham shares his plans for the future

The last day of school for seniors is about a month away, and all of the seniors are both anxious and excited to be walking out the Mead High School doors forever!

As for Brooks Upham, he isn’t quite sure where he is going to college yet, but one of the schools he has his eye on is Colorado Christian University in Denver. He plans on attending this fall. The reason he likes this institution is that they have programs to help kids figure out their career path, and they are completely supportive of exploration.

Upham’s main interest is photography, but he plans on getting a degree in something more practical like business for safety. He also spotted out a program called Outdoor Leadership in helping control natural resources and managing outdoor land. Upham stated, “There are actually more jobs for outdoor leaders than lawyers!”

Being a natural born explorer, Upham said he got multiple tempting offers from out of state institutions, but he said, “I’m hesitant to go away from the mountains because I’ve grown up here, and it just feels like home.”

Looking back at his high school career, one special teacher that had an impact on Upham was Mr. Steve Parsons. He said, “The way he goes about his job, it’s reassuring to see someone who really likes what they do.”

One of Upham’s favorite memories from when he was in high school is when he traveled to Uganda. He shared, “The kids and locals were super open and friendly!”

“I’m really nervous, but I’m also really excited to grow in that way.”

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