By Hannah Goode, Northside High School
A common stereotype of teenagers is that they spend their time over the summer playing video games and never going outside. But this is not true for Salem High School student Curtis Staples, who is booked for three summer camps this summer.
He has a large interest in basketball. He plays for Salem, collects basketball cards, is hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps and play in college, and will be attending two basketball camps this summer. One will be at Northside, and the other will be at Liberty.
He also likes to stay well-rounded, however, and will also be attending a medical camp, along with the Minority Journalism Workshop.
The medical camp will be this summer at Virginia Tech over the course of five days. At the camp, he hopes to learn more about medicine and “look at dead bodies.” He also plans to study medicine in college.
This student profile was an assignment during our 2013 Minority Journalism Workshop. Check back for more updates!