Daniel Mast: Dreams of being an announcer for the Mariners

Age: 18

Grade: 12

School: River Ridge High School

Hometown: Lacey

Parents: Debby and Steve Mast

Best personal achievement: (Earning the rank of) Eagle Scout

How I spend my time: Playing school sports, playing in the Jazz Band, and being involved with scouting. I have continued to swim after the season and will hopefully continue playing the baritone saxophone in a local jazz big band after high school. In my free time I hang out with my friends and enjoy going to baseball games.

Favorite subjects: Math

Favorite movie: “Without a Paddle”

Favorite book: The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

Dream job: Announcer for the Mariners, but I will probably be a math teacher.

Someone I respect: John Theine. He is a great band director and an amazing person. I do not know anybody who works harder or puts more time into anything that they care about. John is incredible talent in such a variety of ways that he is in an inspiration for me to continue working hard and hopefully make a similar difference in others lives.

College I’d like to attend: I will be attending St Martin’s University to study mechanical engineering.

Someone famous I’d like to meet: All the men and women serving our county overseas. They are the reason I have the opportunities that I enjoy every day of my life.

Someday, looking back on my life I’d like to be able to say: That I have made a difference in someone’s life.

Biggest challenge facing teenagers today: Staying focused and true to their beliefs.

One thing in the world I would change if I could: I would give more people the opportunity to learn about the outdoors and how technology has changed our lives.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: In a high school classroom teaching math and going to the pool after school to coach the swim team.

Staff comment: “Daniel is a natural leader, always willing to do the hard things. He is reliable, helpful and cares for others.”– Jill Geyen, science teacher/House C facilitator, River Ridge High School