John Douglass

I am a graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.  This fall I will be attending University Connecticut and majoring in Physiology and Neurobiology.  I do not currently have a specific career goal, but I hope to be involved in medicinal research.   I value my education greatly and I have a strong work ethic, but I also have a lot of fun while learning and working hard.  I pride myself in bringing positive energy into my community, whether it be to friends, strangers, classmate, or fellow employees.

In high school I played baseball and soccer and enjoyed being a part of a team.  I was selected for the boys soccer all-league and all-region teams after my  senior season and was also nominated as an all-state defender.  The lessons and character gained from those two sports will certainly help me achieve my goals in the future.  I was also an active member of the National Honor Society and a class representative in Minnechaug's student council.  I played trombone in the high school band for three years and bass guitar in the jazz band for four years.  I also sang and played guitar in two rock bands that I formed with other students from Minnechaug.  Playing music has always been something I have been passionate about and I hope to continue improving and learning new instruments.  

One of my favorite subjects in high school was Spanish.  I am very interested in the language and various cultures of Spanish speaking countries.  While at University of Connecticut I want to continue speaking Spanish and study abroad in South America.  I have recently worked as a volunteer at The Gray House in Springfield, MA.  The Gray House provides food for low-income families in the area, as well as clothes and tutoring.  I have also volunteered to pack lunches at Food Friends and Fun, an organization that prepares and delivers food to children in need.