Class of 2021: David Bertuch – Amsterdam High School

David Bertuch - Amsterdam High School
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David Bertuch - Amsterdam High School

Amsterdam High School

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David Bertuch

VALEDICTORIAN

PARENTS: Ann Marie and Dave Bertuch

COLLEGE OR OTHER PLANS: Cornell for electrical and computer engineering

AFTER COLLEGE: Work in the field of nanotechnology

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF THE LAST YEAR, AND THE MOST REWARDING: The hardest part has been finding the motivation to start assignments when there’s not a teacher sitting next to you. However, I was able to work at my own pace and create plenty of free time.

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC/HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED: Seeing faces is more important than I thought. I take every opportunity to meet with people.

WHAT IS THE MEMORY OF HIGH SCHOOL YOU WILL NEVER FORGET: Doing my summer English essays the night before the first day of school just to find out it’s extended by two weeks. Every. Time.

WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL: Growing up with my friends in and out of school.

FAVORITE BOOK OR AUTHOR: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

THE BEST PART ABOUT GRADUATING: Officially ending a big chapter of my life.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: My Grammy. I hope to be as charitable as her.

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