Western Center Academy student is accepted into MIT


Last updated 5/11/2018 at 12:14pm


Western Center Academy senior Tanner Packham will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2020 and will study engineering, following two years on the mission field with his church.

HEMET – Tanner Packham, a senior at Western Center Academy, was recently accepted at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Packham plans to study engineering. The institution only accepts 7.2 percent of its freshmen applicants.

Packham said the idea of how things work has always interested him. His parents told him that when he was a toddler, they would be waiting to be seated at a restaurant, and he would take apart sprinklers to inspect them. In fifth grade, he built a film projector, and over the years, he has been able to hone his skills and focus on more complex creations.

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