Nicholas Martel: Mock government participant
School: Timberline High School
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Hometown: Tegernsee, Germany
Parents: Michael and Simone Martel
Best achievements: being chosen to participate in the American Legion Evergreen Boys State mock government
How I spend my time: playing video games with my friends, and homework
Favorite subject: history
Favorite book: "A Clockwork Orange," by Anthony Burgess
Favorite movie: "Thirteenth Warrior"
Dream job: archaeologist
Someone I respect: my dad, because he's accomplished so much in his life.
College I'd like to attend: St. John's College, New Mexico
Someone famous I'd like to meet: Congressman Ron Paul, because he represents the ideals of the Founding Fathers
What I'd like to achieve: be able to enjoy my life
Someday looking back on my life, I'd like to be able to say: that I finished better than I started
Biggest challenge facing teenagers today: apathy
One thing in the world I would change if I could: that people would take responsibility for their actions
Teacher comment: "Nick is a highly motivated student and extremely hard worker. His excellent sense of humor is a welcome contribution to the difficult concepts and problems encountered in class. He can be counted on to support his classmates." Greg Burkhart, physics teacher, Timberline High School