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Windsor Junior Excels In Technology, Looks To Stars

FORT COLLINS, Colo (CBS4) – CBS4 is coming together for Colorado students who excel in STEM; science, technology, engineering, and math. Every month, CBS4, along with its partners at the Colorado School of Mines and PDC Energy, awards $1,000 to a Future Leader. March's future leader is working with computer technology, but he's got his eye to the stars.

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"I love taking things a part and putting them back together," La'Mon Bliss told CBS4's Ashton Altieri.

Bliss has built two computers from scratch. He's set up a computer program that tracks all the printers on his school's network. It's all a part of a Career Wise apprenticeship, in which, over three years, he'll learn all the ins and outs of computer networking.

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"Really, just knowing how they work, so we can properly diagnose what's going wrong with it," Bliss explained.

He's also working on his A+ Certification at Aims Community College.

"That certification is what is going to help me get another job in IT," Bliss added.

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Bliss is doing advanced work in technology, but his plans for the future are even bigger.

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"I want to go to a four year university and get a masters and eventually a Ph'd in theoretical physics. And additionally, if I can, I'd like to get my masters in computer sciences," he said.

"Why are you drawn to theoretical physics?" Altieri asked.

"I like learning. I love learning. I want to know how things work, so with theoretical physics, I can not only learn how things work, I can make my own theories on how things work," Bliss replied.

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Bliss attends Colorado Early Colleges in Fort Collins. CECFC is a public charter high school, which offers education and workforce opportunities beyond the basic high school graduation requirements. His curriculum at Colorado Early Colleges gives him a jump on his university credits, and his ultimate goal.

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"I would like to either a) create my own business and help pioneer space, for lack of a better word, or work for SpaceX in a high up position that way I'm helping pioneer space."

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