Congratulations, Travis Short! 🎉 Travis will be attending Dartmouth College as a Mechanical Engineering Major. #SNG2021 💬 Why did you choose Dartmouth College? 🗣 “While I love the urban setting and intimate atmosphere of Philadelphia, I thought it would be best for me to live in a more rural setting so that I can be a more well-rounded person by adapting to a far different setting than what I’m used to, while still sticking with my roots by staying within the East Coast.” 💬 What are your career aspirations? 🗣 ” Ideally, I would like to be a mechanical engineer so that I could be someone who designs, builds, and tests sensors and calibrates servos so that I would be able to oversee the physical aspects of various robotics. I would start out as an electro-mechanical technician since the experience of maintaining automated and robotic equipment would allow me to have a first-hand account of how this type of machinery works in practice.” 💬 What’s the best decision you’ve made while at SNG? 🗣 “The best decision I have made while at SNG was joining the orchestra. I’ve always had an interest in music, but I only ever engaged in the artform as a listener. It wasn’t until I met Mrs. Mello-Hemsley, the former orchestra director of SNG, that I really thought I could make an admirable attempt at being a musician. I started out as a novice trumpeter and, rather quickly, I started performing in school concerts alongside experienced student musicians. Even after Mrs. Mello’s departure, her successor, Mr. Proctor, continued to encourage me in my musical endeavors, regardless of me not technically being in the SNG orchestra anymore. He allowed me to tutor some of the new trumpet players in my free time, and when they became proficient enough in their playing, I even got to perform alongside them. This seems like a bit of an odd decision to look back so fondly on considering my aspirations of wanting to become a mechanical engineer, but I think the disciplines of engineering and music have very similar structures. Both fields require an immense amount of dedication to their respective craft.” Congrats, Travis! We are very proud of you! 🎓 #GoSaints #SeniorSpotlights