May 20, 2019 - Plano West Senior High School Salutatorian
Plano West Senior High School 2019 Salutatorian - Brandon Chen
Brandon Chen plans to attend Dartmouth College and major in mathematics and economics.
He has been involved in National Honor Society, Business Professionals of America (BPA), Mu Alpha Theta and physics club.
Most Influential Teacher
Brandon says that all of his teachers in high school have been very supportive of his academics and extracurricular activities. "My favorite teacher has been Mr. Neil Milburn, who teaches AP Chemistry at Plano West. I learned how to self-study and be a more independent learner from his class, and his stories from his career before teaching are also really inspiring."
Advice to Students
"My top piece of advice would be to utilize the resources you’re given. All your teachers in high school will want you to succeed, and they will match the effort that you put into their classes. Attending tutorials and scheduling meetings with them are great ways to ensure you understand 100% of the material. Also, find a subject and/or school specific study group for help from your peers."