Student Spotlight on Nathan Barrett


Ronald Wang, Staff Writer

How do you judge a person?

I judge a person based on the strength of their character. If you are true to who you are and present yourself to everyone equally, to me, that shows me exactly who you are.

What is your life motto?

My life motto is simply this: If you can make one person smile, one person’s day a little brighter for even a second, that was a day well spent. Shed a little light every day and eventually, the world is a brighter place. 

What is your greatest accomplishment so far? 

This will sound cliche but to me, my greatest accomplishment/accomplishments are my friends and family. The people I surround myself with, especially my girlfriend Megan Hughes, having been together on this crazy adventure for three years. I wake up every morning amazed at what I have and have accomplished.

What are your plans after graduation? 

I plan to attend Kutztown University to major in psychology and counseling, in hopes of one day become a school counselor.

When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?

I think they’ll ask me to tell them stories of my adventures when I was little. What our cars and homes were like. The clothes we liked to wear. Especially the activities we liked to do. The little changes that could change their whole perspective.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

I would love telekinesis. The ability to move things with your mind. Control anything at will. It could help everyone in so many ways. Plus, I could make myself fly then too.

What profession doesn’t get enough credit or respect?

Teachers! This may sound clique, but they are shaping the minds of our students. A good teacher can mean a child succeeding in their life aspirations. All you need is one good teacher to inspire generations. 

What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of?

You know, I think I could honestly watch the Marvel franchise or How to Train Your Drags franchise over and over again. I mean, I have watched them over and over again. Something about them and their connection to my inner child makes me happy.

What motivates you to come to school?

People. I come to school to see my friends and be with people other than family. I enjoy certain classes and find them interesting, but the bottom line is it’s the people that I surround myself with that make it fun and enjoyable.

What is something that you have learned in your childhood that has stuck with you?

I remember sitting in Mr. Bartholomew’s class in 8th grade. He told us, that no matter what you do, the key to succeeding is confidence. If you go through life scared and weary of others, you may find that’s all you see. But when you present yourself with confidence, the whole credibility of your character changes.