Henry Blackburn '22
Henry Blackburn of Needham loves science, math, and helping others. Shortly before he graduated from Minuteman High School in 2022 after completing the Biotechnology career major, he said, “I have so much more knowledge … and so much more experience than what I would have expected to come out of high school with.”
“I love how hands-on Biotechnology is,” he said during his senior year. “I go into the shop everyday feeling fairly excited about what we are doing.”
Students in the Biotechnology major get real-world laboratory experience with core concepts such as the transferring of bacteria and cells. “It allows for the production of drugs and other molecules for the real world,” he said.
Henry worked at Abcam biopharmaceutical corporation in Waltham through Minuteman’s Cooperative Education Program (Co-Op) in twelfth grade. He was also involved in SkillsUSA, the National Honors Society, Community Service Club and the Math Team. He now attends the Rochester Institute of Technology.