Student of the Week, Jan. 6, 2014

Kylie Banks, Central High School senior



GPA: 4.0

After-school activities: Marching band, theater, book club.

Favorite book: “Ingo” by Helen Dunmore.

Favorite TV show: “Adventure Time.”

Favorite band or musician: Five for Fighting.

Parents: Lori and Bruce Banks.

Personal hero and why: Sally Ride because she taught me that even if you’re a woman, that shouldn’t stop you from pursuing what you want.

Preferred college: University of Colorado at Boulder.

Preferred career: Astronomy.

Greatest achievement so far: Getting to the top of my freshman class.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Being the first person to step on Mars.



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

A: The most memorable lesson I learned was that you should care less about the grade you get and care more about whether you actually learn something from it.


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

A: I’m most passionate about marching band. It takes dedication and perseverance, and the people in band are like a second family to me.


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

A: I made a difference in my community when I volunteered at a thrift store that helped an animal shelter.


Q: What are your goals for after high school?

A: I hope to go to CU-Boulder and major in astronomy, then go work for NASA.


Q: What is your dream job?

A: My dream job is to be an astronaut with NASA.


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