Student of the Week: FMHS senior Grace Nelson
After-school activities: Marching Band, youth group and Bible study.
Favorite book: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky.
Favorite TV show: “What Would You Do?”
Favorite band or musician: He Is We and Pentatonix.
Parents: Scott and Suzie Nelson.
Personal hero and why: My oldest brother, Jason, because he has been there for me no matter what and I have learned so much about life, love and the world from him.
Preferred college: University of Northern Colorado.
Preferred career: Teacher or psychologist.
Greatest achievement so far: Being chosen to go on a tour of Europe to play music with the Colorado Ambassadors and being selected to sit first chair flute in band.
What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Earning enough scholarships to go to college for free.
Q: What was the most memorable lesson you ever learned in a class?
A: Marching band has taught me that the more hard work and dedication you put into what you are doing, the more you will get out of it in the end and that when it comes to being in a team, the whole is definitely greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Q: What subject or extra-curricular activity are you most passionate about and why?
A: Youth group, because it has given me the most amazing and supportive family I could ever ask for, and I want to do everything in my power to help other people find the acceptance and love I have found there.
Q: Describe a time when you knew you made a difference in the community or someone else’s life.
A: This summer I went to Peru on a mission trip to help the Shipibo tribe on the Vcayali River. We teamed up with three other groups of workers to serve the Shipibo people and seeing what a difference we could make in a short period of time was so incredible.
Q: What are your goals for after high school?
A: I want to go to college, get a degree, have a successful career, and eventually get married and have a family.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream is any job where I know that I am making a difference in someone else’s life.