Mohonasen High School
PARENTS: Christine and Ronald Morrissey
COLLEGE OR OTHER PLANS: Attending RIT, major in game design and development
AFTER COLLEGE: Video game designer
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST PART OF THE LAST YEAR OF SCHOOL and THE MOST REWARDING: Hardest — Keeping in contact with others, especially for collaborations/projects. Most Rewarding — Being able to still hold a significant role at Mohonasen despite being fully remote.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC/HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED: I’ve learned that I care a lot more about interacting with friends than I thought I did, and I’ve become much more effective with communicating information.
WHAT IS THE MEMORY OF SCHOOL YOU WILL NEVER FORGET/WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL: Sophomore year, indoor track season, when 3 of my friends (Mickey, Alex, Felipe, all of which already graduated) and I stayed in one room at a hotel to run a meet, and we were all put on one 4×800 meter relay team. We came up with the acronym FALM for our group, and the first day of the meet we killed it on the 4×800 relay and then day 2 I broke a school record. Might genuinely be the best moment of my life.
WHAT’S IN YOUR MUSIC PLAYER: Video game soundtracks, rock/metal, jazz, anything I like at the moment.
FAVORITE BOOK OR AUTHOR: “Melee is Broken”
BEST PART ABOUT GRADUATING: No homework 🙂
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU: Who: My dad, friends (Arnold & Mickey), Mr. Vacca and Mr. Stranahan (eSports coaches), many of the pro Smash players (Fatality, RaZe, Trixx, Masamune, n0ne) who drive a game to the limits of what humans can do, and everyone who keeps their passion as their #1 priority.
What: Many of the fun games (Smash Ultimate, Smash Melee, Hades, Devil May Cry 5) that I play, explore, and marvel at how the developers continue to amaze me and how the game evolves over time.