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Mason Jones, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School, has always had an interest in technology. Even before starting high school, Jones was intrigued by how technology works, the people making it and how it can help others. Throughout his APS journey, he has taken classes in coding and programming, joined a STEM club where they made games and computer software, and even experienced a software tournament while he was in middle school.
Now, he’s looking forward to finishing his senior year strong. We spoke with Mason to learn more about his experience through APS.
Q: What sparked your interest in technology?
A: Coming into high school, I was on that path. My teachers were happy to see that I was on that path. They have helped me ever since middle school, and they still are helping me. They’re still trying to get me to learn more and more about technology. My connection with everybody, friends and teachers included, helped me along the way to build up my knowledge and sociability and want to learn more and more.
Q: What are you looking forward to in your senior year?
A: I’m looking forward to doing better than I’ve done in previous years. I’m looking to find a college of my choice before the end of the year. I really hope they do make a coding club for this high school. I would definitely have joined if they did. I’m just really looking to make sure I live this school year to the fullest and make sure I do everything I want to do this year.
Q: How was your high school experience at Booker T. Washington High School?
I really had fun here. APS really has helped me throughout my years. They let students do what they do and still have fun while learning. I really enjoyed APS.