JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This week we are spotlighting Derrick Florence at Paxon School for the Advanced Studies as our Student of the Week. He is a senior and is the co-president of the poetry club, a football player, Senior class officer and in the chorus.
He also has a 4.2 GPA! Derrick wants to eventually work in computer science and says it is important that students take an interest and get involved in school activities.
"High school is a time when you have four years to really figure out who you are going to be and maybe you have some type of hidden talent in sports and you won't know until you try it. So you have to dip your hand in everything you can to see what fits you," said Florence.
Derrick Florence has gotten accepted to Grinnell, Wooster, Florida State, Rose-Hulman and Case Western Reserve. He is also waiting to hear back from Harvard.
A big congratulations to Derrick Florence at Paxon School for the Advanced Studies for being our Student of the Week!