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Sleep, eat, run, play video games. These are some of junior Derek Fieldhouse’s favorite things to do when he’s not being the “go-to-guy” on the Amplifier staff.

As far as running goes, Derek does a lot of it. He is part of the school’s cross country and track teams, and also takes part in a winter track program to stay fit in the off-season.
The main reason he started taking journalism was that his sister, Alison, told him that this class could be beneficial to his future.

Over the summer, Derek and his family traveled to Peru for nine days. For five of those days, they walked the grueling hike up to Machu Pichu to check out the remains of the ancient Inca civilization.

When asked about what his future plans are, Derek responded with an uncommon answer: investment banker. It is something that he has wanted to do since he was young.

So what does junior year hold for Derek? His schedule is grueling, with classes like AP Government, AP Calculus, AP Biology and Honors English. However, despite his hectic schedule, Derek is excited about the new year because of his newfound freedom that comes with getting a license.

Derek Fieldhouse, Business Editor

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