Connor is from Michigan. He maintained a 3.94 GPA in high school while also taking college courses and getting a 3.9 GPA there. In addition to his severe hearing loss, Connor has muscular dystrophy. However, he is an avid wrestler (all state honors in high school) and wrestling fan and established his own business repairing and selling wrestling footwear. His references were outstanding, and included comments like, "I can't say enough about Connor!"
Connor has received many honors and awards, including winning the state wrestling championship for his weight bracket. He's also been involved in extensive community volunteering including mentoring autistic students and tutoring in high school. He will be attending the University of Michigan where he plans to major in pre-med with plans to become a physician.