Student of the Week, April 15, 2013
After-school activities: Soccer, Live Above the Influence Committee, International Baccalaureate diploma-seeker.
Favorite book: “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini.
Favorite TV show: “How I Met Your Mother.”
Favorite band or musician: Frank Sinatra.
Parents: Bruce and Lynette Talbott.
Personal hero and why: My father inspires me to act with integrity and compassion.
Preferred college: Western Washington University.
Preferred major or career: Environmental chemistry.
Greatest achievement so far: Greatest achievement? I’m only 17!
What you would like to be your next greatest achievement: I want to climb Mount McKinley in Alaska in the next year, then attempt the seven summit challenge.
Q: What has been your most memorable experience in high school?
A: Beating Steamboat my freshman year of soccer. It was the first time I felt a part of a Palisade High School team.
Q: What is your favorite subject and why?
A: Chemistry because, let’s face it, all the other subjects suck but chemistry gets you the closest to nature.
Q: What are you looking for in a college or other post-secondary institution?
A: I’m looking for a new adventure, somewhere I haven’t been before.
Q: What would you tell freshmen who want to make the most of their high school years?
A: I would suggest getting involved: Attend all the football games, join Stuco and get on a team, whether it be basketball or band.
Q: If you could volunteer anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you volunteer to do?
A: I would go to Southeast Asia and volunteer farming crops. If my dad taught me anything, it’s how to farm.
Q: Name three things you want to accomplish before the age of 30.
A: Learn to pilot a plane, visit at least four continents, make a million dollars.