Student of the Week, Feb. 17, 2014

Erin Gordon, Fruita Monument HIgh School senior

GPA: 4.1455

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.


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