Robotics team co-leader plans to be physicist

Ava Musgraves
Feature Editor

Erica Magee
Orange “Statesbots” members sophomore Xavier Jurotich and senior Erica Magee prepare for the first competition of the First Tech Challenge on Sat, Nov. 16, 2019. Photo by Elise Wilke-Grimm

Senior Erica Magee has her future mapped out: in 10 years she plans to be a physicist.

“I have always found science interesting. I started to imagine myself doing science as a career in eight and ninth grade,” said Magee.

Magee has spent her high school career involved in several activities that allowed her to pursue her passion for science. This includes being co-captain of the Statesbots, the school’s robotics team.

This experience in tech and robotics has allowed Magee to be a Tech Challenge Dean’s List Award Semi Finalist.

Becoming a physicist isn’t an easy accomplishment, but Magee is ready for the challenge. Teachers like Marty Walters have helped pave the way for Magee’s success, as her ninth grade biology teacher. Walters has served as a mentor for Magee in her high school career.

Magee plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study physics to ultimately achieve her goal, and said, “It is extremely unfortunate that science, especially physics, is so lacking in any form of diversity, and I intend to work to change that.”

Ava Musgraves – Feature Editor

This will be Ava Musgraves’ first year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her sophomore year.

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