Student Spotlight


  • 1. What is your favorite family holiday tradition?
  • 2. What is your #1 New Years resolution?
  • 3. What is your go-to meal?
  • 4. Who are a couple of your favorite music artists?
  • 5. What are your career aspirations?

Luis Valerio (9th grade)

  1. My favorite holiday tradition would be making a Christmas dinner with my family. 
  2. My New year’s resolution is to improve my soccer skills as a soccer player. 
  3. My go-to meal would be Mac n Cheese. 
  4. John Williams, The Jackson 5, The Beatles and Earth Wind & Fire.
  5. My career aspiration is to become a computer scientist.


Scotty Paterson (10th grade)

  1. My sisters which are 10+ years older than me come home and visit and we all hang out and eat tons of food and spend time together.
  2. I want to throw shot put over 40 feet.
  3. Bacon egg and cheese on an everything bagel.
  4. Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Sweet trip, and Lil Uzi Vert.
  5. I’m not quite sure yet but I think I want to enter a sales or business field. 


Nathan Dayie (11th grade)


  1. On Christmas, my family and I gather around the presents in the living room to pray and read scriptures before opening the presents.
  2. This year I want to build my own PC.
  3. My go-to meal is wings with ranch and fries.
  4. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Kuami Eugene, DaVido, Hans Zimmer, Post Malone, and John Williams.
  5. I enjoy coding, science, and helping others, so I want a career that marries the three.


Lizz Stroud (12th grade) 

  1. I guess one that stands out to me is that we don’t do much anymore and we definitely aren’t doing this year is playing in the church band because all my sisters play instruments. Alex plays oboe, Tori plays saxophone and so do I, and we play and it’s fun because we don’t usually go to church. It’s like a way to give back to the community one last time, and it’s a great way to celebrate what you have and especially spend time with my sisters who don’t live with me anymore. 
  2. I haven’t thought about it much but if i were to be completely honest it would be to work out more and to do more at-home workouts because obviously, right now, the gym is a little dangerous. I want to do that to get ready for the field hockey season that is starting in February.
  3. Honestly I love a good ramen, but like ramen with veggies in it. I try to make it healthy by adding veggies and hot stuff and stuff.
  4. A quarantine band that I have gotten into over the past few months is Lake Street Drive, mainly because its chill but it’s also really easy to sing out in the car, and if anything, quarantine has taught me is that it is so therapeutic to sing in the car when you need to get away from your family. Oh, and of course Megan Thee Stallion.
  5. I will be studying computer science in college and I would love to go into that field, and I’m excited by the prospect of whatever I will end up doing eventually, might be something completely different than what I expected. 


Leah Vick (12th grade)

  1. Decorating pillsbury sugar cookies for Christmas as a family
  2. To get a job that relates to my hopeful career even if it’s just cleaning a theatre
  3. Velveta Mac and cheese
  4. Christian leave, Calica, and My Chemical Romance
  5. To become a lighting designer who can work on Broadway one day 


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