Andrew Schmidt has been a sousaphone player for the Granite City High School Marching Warriors Band. He also enjoys four other instruments including the trumpet, baritone, piano, and guitar. Andrew enrolled in the CEO program because it offered hands on learning, which is his favorite learning style. He wanted to learn about the business world and how to operate his own business. His business, Specter Customs, was created to customize weaponry and produce ghillie suits for his paintball passion. Andrew was employed as a referee at Bingfield Paintball and Airsoft Park in Alton, Illinois, until his recent diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. Since then, he has devoted his time to working on his ministry and certification as a minister. Andrew plans to attend Florissant Valley Community College to become an aviation mechanic.
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Final Reflection by Andrew Schmidt

This year has been one of the toughest years I have ever experienced in my life. What I have taken away from the hardships and obstacles of this year is no matter what happens, if you put your mind to do it and have passion, you can do anything you want to. This year started off late and ended early, my life completely changed due to becoming diabetic. Slipping in faith and facing personal problems. but in the end, I’ve accomplished so much and I’m back on my path with GOD. I’m still figuring a lot of stuff out but thanks to my amazing CEO family, I am more prepared for life. I’m so appreciative for the time I’ve had with these amazing people and business professionals. I’ve grown a bond with them like no other class and I wish them the best in everything they do. For Mrs. Greenwald, It’s been a wild ride. You’ve been a great teacher and a great friend. I wish we could have had more times to prank you by wearing pajamas or laugh at you when a random lady yells at you to learn how to drive. You are going into a new chapter of your life. Just like us. But it’ll be alright. I’m sure I speak for all of us, when I say that, we will all miss you so very much. To the future CEO classes. Stay frosty chief and never let go of your flying turtle. Senior Andrew Schmidt signing off for the last time.
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Congratulations Andrew Schmidt! Class of 2020!

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