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Class of 2021: Daniel Retic

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

As we look to graduation, we celebrate the class of 2021 and how they endured this past year’s challenges by standing front and center. Students who stand front and center live out the values of BCCS every day. They act with integrity. They demonstrate pride, passion, and perseverance. They seek to understand others, embrace the differences between us, and show empathy. Join us as we honor their hard work and look forward to their bright futures.

What is your first and last name?

Daniel Retic

Which school do you attend?

Brooklyn Center High School STEAM

How many years have you attended school in the district?


What groups, activities or sports have you been involved in throughout your high school career?

Basketball, Track, Cross Country, Summer Strength, AVID, Chess Club and One2One Mentoring.

What is your favorite memory of high school?

When I was a freshman in high school our basketball went to state and the school came together. We finally had school spirit, something we did not have for a long time.

Is there a staff member who has gone beyond for you? If so, who? How have they gone beyond?

Mr. Goyah, Mr. Parks, Ms. Kemink, Mr. Scott, Mr. Roberts, Ms. Hayden, Ms. Batts and Ms. Clausing. They all helped me in different ways throughout my life. Some of them taught me certain things, or offered wisdom or helped with college. It all helped along the way.

Brooklyn Center Community Schools stands front and center for Collaboration, Inclusivity and Unity. What do you stand front and center for?

Equality, freedom, and happiness. Race, gender and sexuality rights.

What does it mean to you to be a Centaur?

To be strong and not let your life struggles tear you down.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to attend a 4 year college and major in either nursing or the sciences.

What advice would you give someone just starting high school?

Your freshman year is the foundation for the next four years of your life. Stay on top of your work, it's really hard to catch up if you are behind. If you need help, talk to teachers, they'll help you as much as they can. Don't let peer pressure determine who you are.

Class of 2021 - Daniel Retic