Tucker Cain shares his secret to success


The hardworking ECA student Tucker Cain is this week’s Lynx of the Week. When Cain isn’t studying for his college classes, the junior spends his time being an active trombonist in concert and jazz band, as well as being a dedicated member of NHS and 4-H. 

Between commuting to both Iowa Western Community College and AL, Cain explains his method to managing his busy schedule.

“The most important thing to me is prioritizing. “What means more to me?” and “What will help me more in the future?” are questions I ask myself on a regular basis,” Cain said. “Keeping a daily planner or some kind of calendar is essential in maintaining an intense schedule.” 

With only a year left in high school, Cain gives advice to his underclassmen on how to make the most out of their time at AL.

I would say the most important thing you could be doing right now is starting good habits. That doesn’t mean you have to spend more time doing homework, go outside and do something, learn a new hobby, make some new friends,” Cain said. “The relationships you develop now could become valuable connections later in life.”

Cain plans to go on to a four year college after graduating from AL. Although he is not yet sure of what career path to take, Cain is planning on furthering his education in history and environmental science but is also interested in world religions and philosophy. 

Despite the ups and downs of high school Cain looks forward to his last year in the ECA program. 

“So far I have enjoyed my high school experience. Even though there have been some rough times, I wouldn’t trade the memories I have experienced for the world. I am excited to see how my senior year goes.”