My name I Joseph and I'm a Junior in high school. However, I decided to take a CS class through my local community college (to get a head start on my degree). It is an introduction to computer science and uses Java. Before I took the class I taught myself Python and c++.
However, since I've started the class Java has become my favorite language due to it's practicality and robustness.
I'm glad I've found what seems to be an active forum for Java.