Profile of a CCISD Graduate, Part Seven

Profile of a CCISD Graduate, Part Seven
Posted on 05/28/2021

Peter Bernay’s smile and kind demeanor could light up a room.

His high school resume is filled with many extracurricular activities, such as band, Boy Scouts and JROTC. But his future aspirations all revolve around cooking.

“Two years ago, I started making stuff in the kitchen,” Peter said. “My favorite thing to make is omelets.”

He said he likes the math aspect of cooking and figuring out what ingredients he needs to make a delicious dish.

“I love cooking new things for my family,” Peter said. “I plan to go to Alvin Community College for two years for their Culinary Arts Program.”

Peter’s private percussion instructor, Micah, quickly became his mentor in the culinary world. He admires the work Micah puts into his catering company and enjoys the dishes he makes.

“I want to work with Micah in catering after college and become a chef,” Peter said.

One of his favorite memories from high school was working in The Lake Shop. This is a student-run school store at Clear Lake High School.

“I loved restocking shelves and working with other students,” he said.

He said he also enjoyed making new friends in band as a percussionist and continued that love of music at home while playing his guitar.

“I play on the electric and acoustic guitars,” Peter said, adding that Lewis Capaldi is one of his favorite singers. “I perform for my family and sometimes write songs for them.”

This past year, Peter was promoted to command sergeant major in JROTC and participated in air rifle training, flag detail and archery. He also thrived in Boy Scouts where he gave back to his community.


“I learned leadership in Boy Scouts,” Peter said. “My Eagle Scout project was building a new border around the playground at Bay Area Turning Point.”

Peter has never let his disability hold him back from what he wanted to do. He encourages other students to chase their dreams.

“I think other students should make good grades and try new things,” he said.

He said he couldn’t have gotten to where he is today without the support of his family.

“I love my family. My sister, Claire, is my role model,” Peter said.

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