SEAN D.

Determined, Collaborative, Curious

"Everything negative—pressure, challenges—is all an opportunity for me to rise."

-Kobe Bryant

 

BIOGRAPHY

Sean is a devoted student and hardworking athlete who has been in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute for six years. Sean has won awards in engineering competitions such as Tech Challenge and the Synopsys Science Fair. Outside of academics, Sean is passionate about martial arts. By the age of eleven, he had earned his first-degree black belt, which was soon followed by a second degree black belt. Sean tries to challenge himself in all aspects, whether it be taking rigorous classes--four Advanced Placement courses in his Junior year--or competing as a freshman against seniors to eventually earn the starting point guard spot on the Varsity basketball team. In his spare time, Sean is an active member of the community, volunteering at numerous robotics competitions and basketball clinics. From his additional interests in nature and engineering, he has developed an affinity for intertwining the two by applying analytical approaches, physics, and math to explain natural phenomena. These interests have also played a large part in helping Sean decide to pursue an environmental engineering major in college.
The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (49ers SLI) provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training, and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school. Students, who are with the program for six years from 7th through 12th grade, commit annually to 300+ hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions; so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future. The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute is made possible by the strong partnership between Silicon Valley Education Foundation, 49ers Foundation, Chevron, and the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Special Thanks To...

49ers SLI students Danielle B, Stephanie K, & Jennifer L for designing and building this website in 2019.

49ers SLI student Aribah H for editing all headshot photos for this website.

Communications Team Danielle B, Dana C, Aribah H, Halle K, Stephanie K, Jennifer L for editing content and building pages for the 2021 Seniors.

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