The company VP is still in high school

  • Article by: PAUL LEVY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 24, 2011 - 6:32 AM

The New Hope executive who drives his dad's car to work has shown impressive leadership skills. He was also Robbinsdale Armstrong High School's soccer captain -- this year.

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Thumper5316Dec. 23, 1111:04 PM

Dang those home schooled kids. Don't they know they'll never make it out in the real world?

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panndderDec. 23, 1111:11 PM

For every Jobs, Gates, or Zuckerberg this are 10,000 guys drilling holes in sheet metal who wish they went to college. Good luck, because you may understand some niche but that specialty may not exist when you're 25.

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davepenDec. 23, 1111:19 PM

Good for you, kid! You are an inspiration. Try to inspire your peers who are content to do nothing with themselves.

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gopherfan10101Dec. 24, 11 6:28 AM

For every Jobs, Gates, or Zuckerberg this are 10,000 guys drilling holes in sheet metal who wish they went to college. Good luck, because you may understand some niche but that specialty may not exist when you're 25. posted by panndder----You mean like all those niche "Arts Science" or "Political Science" degrees that people spent $100,000 on at some 4 year University that are now pretty much worthless? Yea....everyone needs to go to college. Its so wroth it.

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phoenix3333Dec. 24, 11 7:31 AM

Great "feel good" story. Wish there were more in the strib these days

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mrspowell76Dec. 24, 11 7:35 AM

He is definitely an amazing guy to be able to be VP of a company and still in high school. I think he is smart enough that if he wasn't interested in working with that company anymore that he would go into college. But if you don't need to and you are making an obviously nice salary without; then why go and rack up student loans? He's doing what he feels is best for him, and maybe he will go to college later on..but by then he'll probably be able to pay out of pocket for it and not think twice about it!

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mrspowell76Dec. 24, 11 7:36 AM

panndder Dec. 23, 11 11:11 PM For every Jobs, Gates, or Zuckerberg this are 10,000 guys drilling holes in sheet metal who wish they went to college. Good luck, because you may understand some niche but that specialty may not exist when you're 25. ... why does there always have to be a negative nancy in the group? We should all be happy for this guy who is doing an amazing job and is very smart and talented.

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mistymoonDec. 24, 11 7:38 AM

Wow, the first person who commented on this was maybe just a little too harsh. Home-schooled kids can definately do well in the real world, this kid shows us that.

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felsiteDec. 24, 11 7:46 AM

Mistymoon, it may be early for your sarcasm meter to be engaged. Thumper is very pro home-school.

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Thumper5316Dec. 24, 11 8:07 AM

Misty, I was being sarcastic. Homeschooled kids are generally smarter and more well adjusted than the majority of their peers out there.

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