Dylan J. PaddisonCougar Community UH Tier One Scholarship Endowment
I think I’ll be a kid forever, and I like it that way. I envision myself as a sort of sponge (attractive, I know), in the sense that I want to absorb the new knowledge, ideas, and mindsets that I come across. I have a passion for automotive racing and I regularly attend AJA meetings- Adrenaline Junkies Anonymous. My first reaction to problematic situations is to laugh. I thrive on challenges and I’m competitive almost to a fault (seriously, like I want to eat my breakfast better than you do). There are moments for maturity and moments for being ridiculous, and I dabble in both. Rhythm and song will forever be with me. I am most inspired by dreamers that fight for their dreams. Smile, relax, and live a little!
“I suppose if we couldn't laugh at things that don't make sense, we couldn't react to a lot of life.” - Hobbes
Campus and Community Involvement
I have yet to fully involve myself in any on-campus organizations, but I’m certainly going to change that. I hope to join both musical and theatrical groups, several Honors College organizations, and play intramural basketball. In my free time, I work on my project car, skateboard, and play the drums.
Awards and Honors
Reading everyone else’s awards sections, its all Valedictorian-this, First Place In a Bunch of Stuff-that. Honestly, I’m a little intimidated. Is it worth mentioning that I was captain of the 2011 Texas State Championship-winning Pearland High School varsity bowling team? Or that I was a member of multiple award-winning choirs? Being a part of this very select group of individuals, however, is a huge honor in itself.
Oh man, anywhere! But being half Italian, I’d definitely like to explore the country of my descent. As well, Japanese automotive culture fascinates me, so a pilgrimage to the motherland of my beloved Nissan will have to happen.
I’m interested in researching anything that will make a racecar go faster.
I’m going to travel the world, and I’m going to be happy.