Standout Scholars: New Life Academy’s Owen Kuckler Always Looks on the Positive Side

by | Sep 2020

New Life Academy senior Owen Kuckler


New Life Academy senior Owen Kuckler is a three-sport athlete who also excels in the classroom.

Woodbury’s class of 2021 is busier than ever, juggling classes and clubs with sports and jobs. But they all have their favorite things, too—favorite memories, subjects, people and actors—and things that might just surprise their peers. We sat down with a few of Woodbury’s rising seniors to find out a little bit more about their life inside, and outside, the classroom. Read about the other students here: Abigail MusherureAnita ChettyElroi YonatanNatalie Freisinger

Owen Kuckler, New Life Academy

Woodbury Magazine: What has been your favorite (and most challenging) class?
Owen Kuckler: Biology, sophomore year. It was really fun and interactive. My most challenging class was AP calculus; it was a lot of new concepts and different things thrown at me.

WM: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
OK: Getting the three-sport athlete award, which means you participated in sports during all three seasons. Also, getting greater than a 4.0 weighted GPA.

WM: What is one thing your peers may not know about you?
OK: I play guitar—electric and acoustic.

WM: Who’s your favorite actor?
OK: Steve Carrell.

WM: What could you not live without?
OK: Music. I listened to it a lot, it helps me focus, and gives me a clear mind. It’s also fun to play.

WM: What advice would you give to your younger self?
OK: Always try to look on the positive side and that mentality is a large amount of life. Go into something with a positive attitude, and that can change the way you view everything.

WM: What’s your favorite high school memory thus far?
OK: When our school took a mission trip to Cabo, Mexico. It was fun to be in a different country with my friends, but also eye opening to see how different life is down there.

WM: What are your post-high school plans?
OK: I want to go to a four-year college to study business or marketing.

Activities and clubs: Soccer, basketball and baseball.


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