Student of the Week, April 15, 2013

Sarah Talbott, Palisade High School senior

GPA: 4.28

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.


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