"I'm taking classes I've always wanted to take but never had time for before," the Lakeside High School student said.
His wish-list classes are guitar, AP photography and yearbook.
"After high school and college, I want to do something with photography. I don't know what, exactly, but I really enjoy it."
Outside of school, Stephen works at Hollister Co. in Augusta Mall.
His main focus, though, is his senior project, planning a concert that will benefit research and awareness of Lou Gehrig's disease.
"My friend's dad was affected by it, so I wanted a cause that meant something to me. It seemed like the right choice," he said.
The headliner will be someone Stephen knows well.
"My brother Brian Lam has been living in L.A. for a couple years now and just put out a new CD. I'm really pumped to have him out here to showcase his songs and be a part of the benefit."
The concert is 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Warren Baptist Church on Washington Road. Tickets are available for $10 at Family Christian Bookstores. They are $12 at the door. The proceeds will be donated to The ALS Association.
"It's going to be a great evening for a good cause. Come on out and see it," Stephen said.
Want an advance peek of the show? Get to know Brian Lam's music at www.myspace.com/brianlammusic.
Michael Ryan is a junior at Greenbrier High School.