In the four years since his first visit to Cape Henry, Owen has continued to leave a lasting impression on the Cape Henry community. A four-year member of the volleyball team, Owen has taken advantage of a variety of programs at CHC.
“Volleyball was a great way for me to get connected at Cape Henry. I also got to play with both of my brothers and I even gave crew a try in my freshmen year.” Owen really stepped out of his comfort zone when he was encouraged by his friends to try out for the theater program. After roles in the Upper School play and musical, Owen jumped in with both feet and decided to take an acting class.
“My only regret is that I didn’t try some new things sooner. My advice to others would be–don’t pass on opportunities. Be brave and try new things.”
That bravery and carpe diem attitude will serve him well when he leaves for The Johns Hopkins University in the fall. His current course load includes AP Literature, AP Biology, Multivariable Calculus, AP Comparative Government, and Computer Science which leaves the door open for him to explore a variety of major options.
“My plan is to major in computer science but after speaking with fellow CHC alumnus and Johns Hopkins Senior, Andrew Rosenblum, I am open to exploring all that Johns Hopkins has to offer.”
Owen’s early decision to Johns Hopkins came after a thorough research and visit process that included Bowdoin College, Washington and Lee University, the College of William and Mary, and several others, but ultimately the feel of Johns Hopkins stood out as the “right fit.”
“I came to CHC from Kemps Landing Magnet School. I really valued the smaller class sizes and the teachers getting to know you. I visited the math and science academy at Ocean Lakes but I felt like coming to Cape Henry would give me the chance to excel and step up.”
Owen has done both. He will graduate as a member of the National Honor Society, Cum Laude Society, and a valued teammate and cast member. His first impression on CHC will be dwarfed by his lasting one.
As Owen packs to head to Baltimore, we know he will take with him plenty of knowledge and skills to navigate life in a new city. We also suspect he will be stocking up on maple syrup.
“I’m half Canadian. I love to drench my pancakes in it!”