Student of the Week, Feb. 17, 2014
After-school activities: Tennis, honor orchestra, chamber orchestra.
Favorite book: The “Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
Favorite TV show: “Big Bang Theory.”
Favorite band: One Republic.
Parents: Christie and John Gordon.
Personal hero and why: My younger brother, Cody, is my hero. Even though he has a disability, he gets up every morning with a positive attitude.
Preferred college: Texas Tech.
Preferred career: Petroleum engineering.
Greatest achievement so far: Working hard to be an honor student in the top 10 percent of my class while still doing the things I love: orchestra and tennis. Also, having over 300 volunteer hours teaching younger students about math, science and music.
What you would like to be your next greatest achievement: To graduate from college.
Q: What has been your favorite high school class so far and why?
A: Orchestra because I get to do what I love and I have had the class with some of the same people for six years.
Q: What do you do for fun when you’re not in class?
A: Play my violin and watch TV.
Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent ever gave you?
A: To try to do whatever I want.
Q: What will you miss the most about your school after graduation?
A: My favorite teachers and my friends that are going to college out of state.
Q: What would you like to do after college?
A: My goal is to become a petroleum engineer.
Q: If you could spend your next summer anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: I would love to go to Europe.
I actually get to tour Europe as an ambassador of music for Colorado. So not only do I get to go there, I get to perform in an orchestra.