From babysitting his niece and nephew, to different volunteer experiences, Christian Price has always enjoyed working with children. When he was in the tenth grade, Christian started working as a counselor-in-training with the Pine Camp Arts and Community Center. “It was pretty fun. I was naturally good with kids because I usually watch my niece and nephew a lot,” Christian said. “The next summer I came back because I just liked volunteering and being around kids and supervising them.” Working at the Pine Camp is one of his favorite things to do. The experience not only helped him find a passion for working with children, but also a passion for music, sports and problem solving. During his free time, he still goes to the recreation center, but he also enjoys listening to music, watching sports, playing basketball and playing video games.
This fall, Christian will attend James Madison University. He hasn’t declared a major yet, but is leaning toward engineering. “The campus is beautiful and I would say it’s more of a typical environment,” Christian said. It was the first campus he visited and he fell in love. Christian said the diverse environment will prepare him for the work field. One lesson that he will take with him from high school, is to always manage his time well. He is most looking forward to getting away from his typical lifestyle and experiencing different things.
While Christian stayed active in and outside of school, he worked hard academically and graduated with a 3.92 GPA. “My four years at Richmond Community have strongly developed my ability to give back to my community while also being the best that I can be in school and managing my time wisely,” Christian stated in an article. Some organizations he was involved in include Mu Alpha Theta, Community Council and Future Business Leaders of America. FBLA was a fun experience that helped peak his interest in business, learn selling techniques and also helped him build real-world skills. He also played on his Junior Varsity Basketball team and volunteered at Battery Park Community Center.
Christian described himself as a caring person who likes to give back to his community. Whether it is money or time, he enjoys being able to give back. He credits his mother for inspiring him along the way. “She’s on me every day about just doing the best that I can, behaving well, treating everyone how I want to be treated, and just being a well-represented young man.”