Colin Barrett, 18, of Cool, keeps himself busy as he attends the day-to-day rigors of college.
“My first semester was really crazy,” he said. “I wanted to get involved as much as I could and when you get to college you are overwhelmed with opportunities to get involved and I took 17 units, which is the max you can take so I was super busy all of the time.”
Barrett, a student at Azuza Pacific University, is majoring in Biblical studies.
“Due to my faith and love for Jesus Christ, and the support of my two caring parents I am striving to continue my education at the collegiate level,” he wrote in his scholarship application. “I credit that decision to Jesus because it is His calling on my life that provides me with motivation and desire to attend a four-year university.”
A graduate of Golden Sierra High School, Barrett won numerous awards, including Honors English 3, Chemistry class “Mole King,” Honorable Mention in baseball, Biology Outstanding Achievement, All-League Baseball Player, Scholar Athlete and homecoming prince.
He played varsity baseball, was the sports editor for the school paper and a high school group leader.
In his spare time he volunteered for various community service organizations.
No stranger to keeping busy, his weekly college schedule consists of attending chapel and classes, studying and if he doesn’t have a lot of homework, he spends time with his friends.
“My parents have raised me with the mindset to work hard towards my goals,” he wrote in his application. “Those goals include growing in knowledge and experience through college.”
Although living in Azuza is different than living in Cool, Barrett said he has adapted well and is looking forward to graduation.