Meet Michael Pozzi

Michael Pozzi

Michael Pozzi

By Joan Frances | Photos by Bruce Morrissey –

Michael Pozzi is a senior at Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) who has attained a highly qualified resume of accomplishments during his high school career. Academics are a top priority for Michael, but his talent for sports and extracurricular activities are equally notable. His achievements have gained the respect of his teachers and peers, and his future is one of unprecedented success.

Academically, Michael ranks 1st in his senior class. He has taken Advanced Placement (AP) and honors classes all four years. He has earned Honor Roll status and has received academic awards for AP U.S. History, Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Biology, Bible, French, Theater and Honors Algebra II. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. Michael has a passion for history and is president of the Rho Kappa Club, a National Social Studies Honor Society that analyzes historical events.

Michael’s favorite teacher was Mr. Claude Boutin. “Mr. Boutin was my French teacher who passed away this past October,” said Michael. “He was the sweetest and kindest man in the world. He would always be there for you no matter what, and he would always cheer you up with his wonderful smile no matter how your day was going. He will forever be a role model for me in how I should live every moment of my life.”

200-michaelIn addition to his academic commitment, Michael is engaged in several sports. He has established and recruited students to join the Rock Climbing club. He is the president of the club and also works at the rock climbing gym at Lifetime Fitness, where he teaches students about various forms of rock climbing, gear, safety and climbing techniques.

As captain of the FBCA swim team, he leads daily practices and manages a team of 14 swimmers. “I am heavily involved in the running of the swim team on a daily basis. I have always been a natural coach, as I’ve always enjoyed teaching others, so to be captain is just an extension of that. The ability to lead in a sport that I love, especially with new swimmers every year, is a great experience.” Michael received the Swim Leadership Award last year and the Scholar Athlete Award. He also coaches summer swim for the Sugar Creek Gators and received the Golden Gator Award twice over the past four years.

Besides his phenomenal talent in sports, Michael is president of the International Thespian Society. He is an actor, has been in seven plays, works sound and lighting, as well as manages backstage crews during the shows. He won the award for best performance at the All Star Cast One Act Competition. He was given the State Narrative Film Award for a best fictional film of the year titled Scenes from a Memory.

Michael has an optimistic view of life. “I have to take life as it comes to me. I know bad times will come eventually, and when they do, I will deal with them in the best possible way.” One thing he treasures the most about his high school experience is “definitely the friends I’ve made. They have been by my side from the beginning of high school, and I cannot imagine what I would do without them.”

Michael aspires to attend the University of Southern California and to major in electrical engineering with a minor in cinematic arts. Congratulations on your incredible accomplishments and leadership skills Michael, and we look forward to watching you make an impact on society in your future.