6.12.13 (via RACER) – Looking back on the month of May, it is definitely one that I will never forget. To start off, I was able to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time after dreaming of it as a kid and secondly, getting to finish a race I've been competing in since I was 4 years old.
You all might be wondering what race could you possibly have ran for the last 14 years? The race I am talking about is school. Honestly, for me, I find it hard to believe that it all has gone by so fast. I remember like it was yesterday, I was a 15-year-old sophomore in high school getting my chance to drive for Andretti Autosport in the Mazda Road to Indy.
Even before racing, my parents always stressed to me how important having a good education was. If I wanted to be able to ride my yard kart or play my racing games as a kid, I had to get good grades. Even when I started my first rookie Firestone Indy Lights season, the rules were the same; I had to work hard to get good grades to be able to do what I love because with having a great education the possibilities are endless for what you want to do in life.
That's some of the reason why I'm so fortunate to have a partnership with K12 Online Education. I was a fan of my K12 school, even before I thought of it as a potential partnership because it allows kids around the world achieve their dreams just like me. Being a high school graduate now has given me a different perspective but, like Mario Andretti told me, “You never stop learning.” My high school career is now over, but I still have a lot of learning in other places and I can't stress how excited I am to be able to put 100% of my full focus on training and racing now.