Student of the Week, Dec. 30, 2013:

Johnathan Kyle, Grand Junction High School senior

GPA: 4.43

After-school activities: Track and field, National Honor Society.

Favorite book: “Divergent” by Veronica Roth.

Favorite TV show: “Modern Family.”

Favorite band or musician: DJ Double D.

Parents: Jeffrey Kyle and Darcy Preo.

Personal hero and why: My personal hero is my grandpa because I admire his love for the family and his positive outlook of life despite the tremendous obstacles he has overcome.

Preferred college: Colorado School of Mines.

Preferred career: Chemical engineer.

Greatest achievement so far: Earning the American Chemical Society Outstanding Science Achievement Award.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Earning valedictorian of Grand Junction High School.


Q: What was the most memorable lesson you ever learned in a class?

A: Never argue anyone’s opinion; it will never change.


Q: What subject or extracurricular activity are you most passionate about and why?

A: I am most passionate about the subject chemistry because I feel successful in the class, and I believe that I can continue to push myself to eventually create a career out of the subject.


Q: Describe a time when you knew you made a difference in the community or someone else’s life.

A: Recently I organized a coat drive at Grand Junction High School to assist teens through The House. The thought of going through winter without a coat motivated my planning, hoping to ensure no one in our community suffered through this winter.


Q: What are your goals for after high school?

A: To transfer my academic success to success in college and success in employment.


Q: What is your dream job?

A: Chemical engineer.


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