By: Grant Stowell
Collin Anderson is without a doubt a man of many talents. He is someone this school can be proud to call a Bruin. Collin is a senior here at Mountain View and played the lead in Oklahoma as Curly Mclain! He has put forth his gifts into applying for 2 sterling scholars, and with much work he successfully earned the school scholarship for the performing arts!
Collin loves his fellow man. A great example to prove that is his burning desire to become a doctor. Collin, amongst his many talents, has a gift in the medical world. Collin says that he wants his life career to be as an emergency physician; it’s easy to see how committed he is to this goal, because if you ever see Collin in the halls, he more often than not will have a massive medical textbook in his hands that he can read in his spare time. He is preparing himself as an intern right now at Timpanogos Hospital and has a full year at BYU lined up for him. After high school Collin plans to save money up for an LDS mission by becoming a phlebotomy physician, where he’ll be able to extract blood from patients.
Now the question to ask the singing physician is; how? How would the performing arts help someone become a better doctor? He responded with “As an emergency physician, you meet so many people that you have no idea what their situation is or anything about them. In theatre you develop people skills so I can get along with someone that I maybe have nothing in common with. You can gain relationships with people that you never thought you would.” Even setting aside all of Collins great talents, there is still a loving, humble man who has a desire to do good for all of those around him. It’s very difficult to not love this guy, and anyone who meets him knows that he’s a friend that will never let you down.