SPASH grad to start ambitious journey in Point
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT – SPASH senior Maximus Sobczak is proving that you don’t have to leave Stevens Point to obtain a quality education.
Sobczak was accepted into UW-Stevens Point (UWSP) at the end of 2018, with plans to begin studies in biochemistry this fall.
“I was up in the air between UW-Oshkosh and UWSP,” Sobczak said. “But in Oshkosh, I would have to pay money for dorming and food. And with the new science building that was just built at UWSP, it will be nice.”
Sobczak is the first in his immediate family to attend college, and he plans to push himself in his academic pursuits to get the most he can from his education. The first-generation college student is not only striving for his bachelor’s, but he hopes to eventually enroll in medical school to reach his aspirations of being a surgeon.
“After college, I am planning on heading to medical school,” Sobczak explained. “I don’t know where, but hopefully Madison if it opens up for me. After medical school, I will probably get a job at a hospital and work as a surgeon. I don’t know what type of surgeon I want to be, but surgeon is what I want to do.”
Sobczak is an avid athlete, participating in the SPASH track and field and cross country clubs. He plans to continue to shape his athletic abilities at UWSP in the coming years.
“I plan on running track and field in college, and maybe cross country,” he said.
Sobczak’s commitment to his hometown serves as a reminder of what Stevens Point has to offer local graduates.
When asked why he chose the biochemistry program at UWSP, Sobczak said, “I am really, really interested in going into the medical field, and this is a step in the right direction.”
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