Karcher soars through high school
September 17, 2015
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He plays the tuba, the piano, the guitar, and the bass guitar. He has been flying airplanes since the age of 12.
If his family hadn’t moved from Greece in 2002, junior Sava Karcher might never had the chance to develop these skills.
“My family moved from Greece when I was three because my brothers and I would have been drafted into the military if we stayed,” Karcher said.
When he was 12, Karcher was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, which allowed him to pursue his interest in flying. He has yet to get his pilot’s license, but that is due to a lack of opportunity rather than lack of skill.
Even with extensive knowledge of flying, Karcher’s first love is music. He has played the tuba since middle school, and has been playing the piano even longer. The guitar and bass guitar are more recent acquisitions to his plethora of talents, but his participation in the school band since freshman year made those skills easier to learn.
Karcher keeps busy, he is almost always studying for AP U.S., flying an airplane over the Grand Sierra, or playing Beethoven’s fifth and third Symphonies all at once.
Karcher keeps busy, but he maintains and playful attitude wherever he is.
“He has curly hair and is Greek, but more importantly he’s a great guy to be around,” senior Aramis Anasstassatos said.
It’d be difficult to find someone as sophisticated, funny and unique as Karcher with the humility he has. Yet, he does everything with kindness, and comedy in his heart.