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2011 Scholars

Dylan J. Paddison

Dylan J. Paddison

Cougar Community UH Tier One Scholarship Endowment

Classification: Junior
Graduation Year: 2015
College: Cullen College of Engineering
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Pearland High School
Hometown: Savannah, GA

About Me

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.

Study Abroad

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.

Future Endeavors

I’m going to travel the world, and I’m going to be happy.