“I don’t know what I want to do,” Vine said laughing. “I am pretty good all around but I don’t have that one subject where I am the king of it. I have a good balance. I just need to figure out what I want to do.”
The 17-year-old has sent out applications to multiple colleges across the country, including his “reach school” Brown University. Vine said moving across the country would be an interesting change and not so much an intimidating task.
“I want to try out something new. It’s a totally different experience over there and it’s a prestigious school, which is kind of why I chose my reach school over there because if I do go that far I will have a solid base,” Vine said.
He plans to have his future career field decided by the summer following his freshman year.
In the time until he moves away to college, Vine holds a schedule of four Advanced Placement classes and is highly active in his Leadership class. In recent weeks, he has been busy planning the Regional Leadership Conference being held at Mendive Middle School in November. Vine was put in charge of planning for the entire entire event.
“In Leadership class you get to meet a lot of really interesting, really great people and then you go to the conferences and you get to meet even more of these people,” Vine said.
As winter approaches, Vine is also busy training for the upcoming ski season. He is in his fourth year as a member of the Reed ski team and the team is currently working on its “dryland training,” which consists of conditioning and leg strength exercises.
As the seasons shift, Vine will assume his role as a captain on the Reed swim team, a role he says has been given to him for his leadership abilities in and out of the pool. Vine said he is able to manage his time and stress well, even with a packed schedule.
“I handle it pretty well stress wise, I just have to make sure I have all my work ahead of time and catch up with any other homework while I’m on the bus,” he said. “Most of my homework gets done pretty late, but it comes down to making sure I have enough time on the bus or at home to get it all done.”
Vine, who is still unsure of his dream job or career path, said he hopes to work for a company where he can use his talents to rise through the ranks. Whether it be the field of petroleum engineering after attending the Colorado School of Mines, or a field discovered during general studies at Brown, Vine looks forward to the competitive nature of a major corporate business.
“I have no clue what my dream job would be, but I kind of want to work for a big company with a lot of opportunities, as opposed to a small company,” he said, “I want to be able to work my way up through the food chain at a bigger place.”