Student Spotlight On Taha Vahanvaty
What is your biggest goal in life?
My goal is to eventually become Secretary of State.
What do you plan to pursue after high school?
I plan to pursue politics, but I think my true calling is in foreign affairs.
What is your favorite color and why?
Coral. Because it’s coral.
What is your favorite memory?
One of my favorite memories was when I went to Arizona. I saw the sun rise over the Grand Canyon.
If you could travel to one place in the world, where would you go?
I would definitely travel to Switzerland. Skiing on the Alps would be a dream come true.
Which charity/organization do you think is most deserving of money and why?
The White Helmets is an organization in which volunteers aim to save civilians affected by the civil war in Syria. In a place where public services no longer function, these unarmed volunteers risk their lives to help anyone in need; regardless of their religion or politics.
Who is one person that you really look up to and why?
Hasan Minhaj. He rose to become one of the most influential young comedians. It’s inspiring to me because I can relate so closely to his upbringing and backstory.
What is your favorite season and what does that say about you?
My favorite season is Winter. I’m a Stark fan.
What are your hobbies outside of school?
One of my favorite pastimes is reading and discussing thought provoking articles or news stories my with friends or family. Other than that I love skiing, playing tennis, and going to parties.
What is your life motto?
We are not defined by the number of problems we have, but by the number of solutions we can find.
Is there anything that you strongly believe in? Why?
I believe that getting involved in politics is the single most powerful way to change our country and the world.
Do you think that aliens exist?
Yes. Have you seen Mark Zuckerberg drink water?