This year, after having minor roles in the two previous school musical productions, I had the honor of being “the prince” in our production of R&H’s Cinderella. Although a major time commitment, as well as a much more difficult role to play, I thoroughly enjoyed taking full advantage of my last year of participation in Oakwood’s fine arts.
When I’m not fully booked with Oakwood-related events and obligations, I enjoy spending time playing the piano, especially with my friends. I have played at a few open mic nights downtown at The Scullery, and I hope to continue playing music throughout college and beyond.
Although I do not know what I want to pursue as a career, I am currently interested in the fields of neuroscience and psychology. I hope that my decision to attend Duke University in the fall will allow me to explore my academic interests and find my true passion.
SCHOOL: The Oakwood School
NAME: Michael Schroeder
PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR: Duke University
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: Physics
FAVORITE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY: Playing the piano
FAVORITE BOOK: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
FAVORITE SONG: New York State of Mind by Billy Joel
FAVORITE BAND: Billy Joel
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Dexter
FAVORITE MOVIE: Fight Club
FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS: Will Ferrel
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON WEEKENDS: Play tennis with my friends
FAVORITE SEASON: Spring
FUN FACT: I was invited to audition for Jeopardy!
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A knife