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Los Gatos Patch Whiz Kid of the Week—Kevin Luu

Speech-and-debate team member also enjoys reading and writing fiction.

Kevin Luu, Age 17

School: Senior at Los Gatos High School

Accomplishments:

  • Member of the speech and debate team
  • One of the acts in Unplugged at LGHS
  • In calculus BC
  • Part of Rotary Club Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest
  • Part of center for talented youth at Johns Hopkins University (CTY-JHU)

Key to Awesomeness:

"My motto is 'do whatever you want' as in I do things that I want," says this talented public speaker. "I like to do things because they are fun. That’s the reason why I joined the speech and debate team."

Kevin says he likes to take challenging academic courses, which he considers "fun."

In AP English he takes part in "incredibly fascinating and meaningful  discussions," he adds, and in his spare time he likes to read.

"Whether it is books or Manga, Japanese comics, I’m always trying to read the coolest books. I also love playing video games. I do these things because they are fun," he says.

He also enjoys writing fiction, which is the main reason he entered the creative writing class at LGHS. "Essentially I do whatever I want to do as long as I find it fun, whether it be running around for no reason, hanging out with friends, or writing an essay."

MichaelJ January 30, 2013 at 07:42 PM
What a great kid with a hunger for knowledge. Kudos to him for being such a great example.
Sheila Sanchez (Editor) January 30, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Nice meeting you, Kevin! I loved your speech! You're A-OK! Keep up the great work and thanks for letting us profile you in this fun column!
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz January 31, 2013 at 04:40 AM
High KUDOS to you Kevin! Keep up the good work!

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