School: Tumwater High School in Tumwater and Canisiusschule in Germany.
Parents or guardians: Richard and Angelika Breaux, and Hermann and Brbel Wansing.
Best personal achievement: Receiving the Congress-Bundestag scholarship.
How I spend my time: Sports (soccer, tennis, football), and spending time with family and friends.
Favorite subjects: Math and political economy.
Favorite movie: “Skyfall.”
Favorite book: “No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden” by Mark Owen and Kevin Maurer.
Dream job: Politician, ambassador or entrepreneur.
Someone I respect: German chancellor Angela Merkel.
The hardest part of being a student is: Focusing on all of the different classes.
My ambitions or career aspirations include: Going to college and owning a business.
Someone famous I would like to meet: Bastian Schweinsteiger or Brian Tracy.
Someday, looking back on my life, I’ll be able to say: “I did my best.”
Biggest challenge facing teenagers today: Combining social life, sports and school.
One thing in the world I would change if I could: Ending poverty and hunger around the world.
Nominated by: Linda Sohlberg, a volunteer with AFS-USA (a study abroad program). She wrote, “Tim is a recipient of the “Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange” merit-based scholarship that is offered in partnership with the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag (the German equivalent of our Congress). He has spent the academic year attending Tumwater High School as an AFS exchange student.
“Tim has never hesitated to join American high school activities. In addition to being an excellent student, he was a member of the school football team (as a place-kicker he scored some game-winning points), as well as the soccer team. ...Tim had the opportunity to serve as a page in the state Senate, which gave him a front-row seat to experience American democracy at work.
“Tim is a true diplomat and a great member of his host community, helping his host family as well as his school peers learn about Germany, as well as readying himself to share what he has learned during his exchange year with his family and friends back home.”
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