Christopher Rischar is a seventh grader at Buford Middle School. He was born and raised in Buford and he has attended Buford City Schools since he was in kindergarten. Christopher has two older siblings who both attend BHS. His brother Max, 17, is a junior in the class of 2022, and his sister Brianna, 14, is a freshman in the class of 2024.
Christopher is an excellent student at BMS, boasting a GPA of 4.0. His favorite subject in school is science because he is intrigued by learning about the world around him, and he enjoys how science can provide logical explanations for the things around us. Christopher’s favorite class at the middle school is chorus. He said he enjoys singing and preparing for performances with the rest of his classmates. Christopher is excited for the audition process for the upcoming spring show, and he is looking forward to learning and practicing new pieces.
In addition to his excellence in academics, Christopher is also very active in his extracurricular activities. At Buford Middle School, he participates in Debate Club, Junior Thespians, Technology Student Association (TSA), Student Leadership Council, symphonic band, concert band, jazz band and chorus. Christopher is also the Sergeant-At-Arms of TSA, as well as a co-founder of the BMS Debate Club. Outside of BMS, Christopher participates in classes in dance, voice, acting and musical theater at Heather Wayne’s Performing Arts. Since the third grade, he has appeared in the productions of “The Wizard of Oz,” “Winnie the Pooh Jr.,” “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid Jr.” and “Annie Jr.” Most recently, Christopher played Lord Farquaad in the production of “Shrek Jr.” Currently, he is in the auditioning process for “High School Musical.”
In addition to his extracurriculars, during his free time, Christopher loves to play video games with his friends and to ride his bike through the woods and enjoy the outdoors.
When asked who his favorite teacher at Buford is, Christopher said, “It’s really difficult to pick a favorite teacher because I truly have had wonderful teachers for all of my classes.”
However, his favorite teacher in elementary school was Dr. Donna Duceatt in fifth grade. He said she is very creative in the way she teaches, and the two of them have a similar sense of humor.
Christopher’s teachers have nothing but praise for him, citing his initiative and drive for success in school and his willingness to help other students.
“Christopher is a joy to teach, and I am thankful for his commitment to music and the arts,” said Mrs. Drake, his chorus teacher.
His language arts teacher, Mrs. Anderson, said, “He is always willing to lend a helping hand with classmates as well as with teachers as he is extremely savvy with technology.”
While he is only in seventh grade, Christopher already has plans for after high school. He does not have a specific college in mind, but he hopes to major in both musical theater and script writing with hopes of becoming a professional actor or playwright/scriptwright. Christopher still has a few years until then to enjoy performing and growing his skill throughout school. We wish Christopher the best of luck as he continues on in his academic career, and we are proud to have him as a Buford Wolf. Keep up the great work, Christopher. Go Wolves!.