Student of the Week, April 21, 2014
After-school activities: Music, work, drama, Boy Scouts, church service.
Favorite book: “The Inheritance Cycle” by Christopher Paolini.
Favorite TV show: “How I Met Your Mother.”
Favorite band or musician: Crash Kings.
Parents: Paul and JoEllen Foutz.
Personal hero and why: My dad — he has always shown me the best ways to go and has always been around to support me.
Preferred college: Brigham Young University.
Preferred career: Professional musician.
Greatest achievement so far: Receiving a full tuition music scholarship to BYU.
What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Graduating college and being accepted into a prestigious graduate program for bassoon.
Q: What was the most memorable lesson you ever learned in a class?
A: Always to push myself harder than I think I can go or than I want to go, because that’s when my best is finally achieved.
Q: What subject or extracurricular activity are you most passionate about and why?
A: Music, without a doubt. Music has been a part of my life since I was born, and I have put more time and effort into that than all of my other hobbies combined. Music is, and likely always will be, the main aspect of my life.
Q: Describe a time when you knew you made a difference in the community or in someone else’s life.
A: Any time I have participated in service projects through my church or Boy Scouts of America, whether it was yard work or building a ramp for a handicapped elderly person, I always saw the positive effect my effort was providing.
Q: What are your goals for after high school?
A: To serve a two-year Latter-day Saints mission and then go on to get a doctorate degree in music and become a professional bassoon player in a major symphony.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: To conduct a major symphony.