Coral Gables High senior Teague Scanlon will attend Pomona College in California next year, majoring in psychology.
“I took it last year and I’m taking IB Psychology this year,” he said. “Most of the books I read are psychology books. I think that’s what I’m going to do.”
At Gables, Scanlon is president of the Support Our Sports Club, which was started by his brother. The club promotes school spirit.
Scanlon’s community service project is the Gables Polo Drive. He and two friends collected 300-400 school uniform polos from last year’s graduating seniors to distribute to current Gables students.
“We washed them all and organized them by size,” he said. “Now we hand them out for free to any students who wants a polo. We handed them out at the beginning of the year but we have a bunch more polos. It’s very helpful to incoming freshman.”
At the beginning of the school year, they walked around at lunchtime with boxes of shirts to give out. Students can go to the administration and say they have a need and they can take as many as they want. The shirts are kept in a room in the attendance office.
Scanlon said, this year they are distributing the shirts at freshman events, even before students arrive for their first day at Gables.
Scanlon is a member of the Educational Excellence School Advisory Committee. The committee is made of two students, teachers and community members.
“We talk about the school-wide policies, school grades, data, and allocate what funds go where,” he said. “I’m sort of finding out about the harsh reality of the school system. Some things make no sense at all but they have to be followed.”
Scanlon is an athlete. He’s a certified soccer referee and played varsity soccer for Gables as well as the championship club team, the Coral
Gables Toros. He also plays volleyball. He had to sit out last year because of injury, but is playing this year.
— Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld