Alumni Spotlight- Procopio brothers and the biology of college life
The electric buzz backstage before a performance is a feeling known very well to both Dylan and Kyle Procopio.
The dynamic duo reminisce on their time at North Penn with smiles. While at the high school, they were assistants to the Stage Manager in all NPHS theatre productions, cabinet participants in Thespian Troupe, and members of SGS (Stimulation Gaming Society) and National Honors Society. Additionally, they were tremendously involved in Boyscout Troop 51.
Currently studying at Millersville University, the Procopio’s are both majoring in biology. Kyle, with a concentration in molecular genetics, and Dylan with a double major in secondary education.
Did you have a favorite class you attended while at NP?
Kyle- Definitely Genetics and Embryology with Mr. Christopher! Both Dylan and I enjoyed the curriculum and his teaching style.
Do you plan on being involved in theatre in some aspect during college?
Dylan- Yes! I had a wonderful experience during my involvement with NPHS theatre. I plan on participating in stage crew here at Millersville in any capacity. But, everything is on hold until the pandemic settles down.
What was the transition like from NPHS to Millersville?
Kyle- I was a little nervous about going to Millersville since the coronavirus is still happening. But even with some serious precautions, the transition was pretty smooth. We both found a strong group of friends. And even though the school is a little bigger, it definitely feels like home.
What inspired you to go into biology education?
Dylan- I always loved biology! During boy scouts, I was in charge of instructing some of the newer guys in our troop. I taught them certain nature skills and survival tactics, and I really found it rewarding.
What words of wisdom would you like to give current students at North Penn?
Kyle- Make the most of your time at North Penn! Of course, remember time management is important, but don’t forget to make time with friends and activities you’re interested in. Those are the memories that will last you a lifetime.