Ebright had all the qualities necessary for making a scientist. He possessed a first-rate mind, curiosity and the will to win for the right reasons. ‘The Travels of Monarch X’ opened the world of science to him. He never lost his scientific curiosity. Ebright was a straight ‘A’ grade student. He had other interests also. His social studies teacher Richard A. Weiherer opened his mind to new ideas. He also became a champion debater and public speaker. He was also a good canoeist and an all-round outdoor person. He was also an expert photographer of nature and scientific exhibits.