Eden Prairie resident Eric Requet embodies what it means to be a global citizen, or one who “identifies with being part of an emerging world community.” Having spent time volunteering in Guatemala and Costa Rica, Requet believes that if given the opportunity, everyone should travel abroad to serve the global community. “It’s a great experience,” he says. “You see that people everywhere need help and to be there helping really makes those interactions meaningful.”
Now in his senior year at Holy Family Catholic High School, Requet serves as captain of Holy Family’s football and baseball teams, while handling an ambitious course load of AP classes and belonging to a number of academic clubs. “I utilize my time in class as much as possible,” he explains. “I always had to finish my homework before doing anything else and that’s stuck with me.”
Today Requet’s good habits have paid off. With an impressive GPA and ACT score he looks forward to the future, planning to return to Guatemala this summer. So far he has looked at furthering his education at Purdue, Michigan or Notre Dame to pursue the field of biomedical engineering. Though he says he’ll be busy with a rigorous course schedule, Requet plans to maintain his passion for sports and volunteerism as he begins his undergraduate studies.