Outstanding student achievement: Tri Pham
May 13, 2019
Realistic, extroverted, lively, and eccentric, junior Tri Pham leads a seemingly simple life. What people don’t know is that Pham actually is a professional gamer and of royal Japanese descent.
“I feel that I have a pretty interesting life considering all the hobbies I’ve picked up over the years, and all the careers I’ve managed throughout my early life,” Pham reflected. “I’m very invested into video-games, so much so I went professional for a while. But nowadays, I’m more into DJing, making music, and doing a lot of graphic design artwork.”
Pham used his passion for video-games to do charitable work, something that he believes is his offering to better the world.
“When I did professional gaming I did publicity streams to help raise awareness and fund raise for cancer research and other charities,” Pham says.
As for how he realized his royal roots, Pham, “…took a 23 and Me test, and through my mother’s lineage, I apparently share blood with a Hojo clan subsidiary.”
However, Pham admits that while he has passion as well as class, he often tends to slack off.
“…I’ve received a lot of statements from my teachers, where they’ve said I know the material well, I’m just too lazy to do the work. It’s just a really bad habit, that I need to break.”
With a sense of humor, he even compared himself to a koala.
“[My spirit animal is] a koala, because you know how they evolved specifically to eat eucalyptus plants even though they have no nutritional value? I’ve evolved to procrastinate heavily and spend 34 hours awake.”
Typical for a teenager these days, and yet Pham has set high goals for himself. He plans on graduating from Riverside before going to a four-year college and getting a bachelor’s in graphic design.
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