TPS Seniors 2020

Micah Hayashida – TPS Senior 2020

Micah Hayashida is a strange person. He really has no clue what he wants to do with his life; everyone says that’s normal, but he doesn’t feel like it. He plans on taking a gap year to focus on making music and deciding whether he wants to go to college and what he would major in.

Micah is a decent student, he just learns slowly. He got through high school and tried his hardest.

Throughout high school, Micah stayed active. Freshman year, he played soccer and ultimate frisbee, and for the rest of high school, he practiced karate at a dojo. He had great teachers from TPS, like Mrs. Beachler and Señora Kelly, and from outside of TPS, like Mr. Callihan of his Great Books Class and Ms. Hess of his Inklings Class. Yet, of all his teachers, the one he thanks the most is his mother, who has been there for him always. She structured his school for him throughout his whole life and gave her life to him. To say that Micah is merely thankful is an understatement. The thing at Micah’s core is the want for truth, beauty, and goodness. Wherever those three nebulous, ambiguous ideas lay intertwined, that is where Micah wants to follow. If Micah is being honest, he doesn’t even know what those words mean. Finding their meanings and incarnations is the purpose of Micah’s life.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

It changed based on my interests. First it was a train conductor because of Thomas the Tank Engine, then a professional Lego builder, then a YouTuber because of Minecraft, and lastly a rock star because of a deep love of rock and heavy metal music.

Favorite Bible Verse:

Genesis 1. It demonstrates creation was created as wholly good.

Favorite Catchphrase:

To be everywhere is to be nowhere.


  1. Oi how did I not know you were a graduate? Felicitaciones en español! It was great getting to know you this year and in previous years at camp. Good luck next year!

  2. Congratulations Micah! It’s been a while since we were in the same class

  3. I’m shocked there’s no metal references xD Congrats on you graduating, m’dude

  4. You should meet my brother.. he graduated from collage but still doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life🤣 He’s also in 2 or 3 different bands that practice at MY house…. lets just say… I don’t sleep those nights…. One is called Banana Pancakes and one is called All Harmless. You can find Banana Pancakes (the better bank in my opinion) on Instagram. The really tall weird looking one is my brother(the same in All Harmless lol). He did karate toooo!!! I swear you guys are the same person…