Ethan Wall, in 2017, undertakes the role of Basketball News Columnist for the TPS Ezine clay. At the mere age of fourteen, he enrolls in courses for high school seniors and college freshmen. Ethan lives in Pateros, a 500-person town located in Washington State, and his family includes three siblings, two parents, one brother in law, one sister in law, a niece, and a nephew. Ethan loves mango both as a fruit and his favorite food.
A homeschooler from the beginning, Ethan often experiences pressure as he compares his friends’ relatively easy workload in school to his own. Indeed, struggling with college level courses (especially calculus) while your peers study geometry could feel rather unfair. However, he appreciates the flexibility that his special educational background gives him. Besides studying, he enjoys music, piano, and, most importantly, basketball. Every day for the last four years, he has invested four hours in practicing his favorite sport. Having played piano for over 9 years, he takes particular interests in classical music. Partially because of this preference, he is a big fan of The Piano Guys for their unmatched creativity in the classical genre. Academically, Ethan chooses to prioritize the scope of his knowledge. He immerses himself in, according to his own words, “the multitude of different subjects ranging from psychology to medical history and literature.”
His favorite subject, English, increased his literature knowledge through the variety of the works he read. Of all the books that he read, Ethan’s favorite is The Lord of the Rings series for its plot filled with adventurous elements and thrilling imaginations. This preference also leads to his love for the movie Inception. “It’s one of those movies that makes you think extremely hard, so that you’re not just sitting there letting your mind wander throughout. Concentration is a must.”