Student of the Week, March 26, 2012

Contance “Connie” Reust, R-5 High School senior

GPA: 3.8

After-school activities: Horse riding, Youth Policy Summit, work at Regal Cinema 14.

Favorite book: “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer.

Favorite TV show: “The Big Bang Theory.”

Favorite band or musician: Almost all music between country and pop rock.

Parents: David and Glenda Reust.

Personal hero and why: Everyone who has helped me become the person I am today.

Preferred college: Colorado Mesa University.

Preferred career: Genetic counselor.

Greatest achievement so far: Becoming an R-5 student and using the opportunities presented to me.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Helping create a student leader program such as student orientation and other programs for R-5.


Q: What has been your favorite high school class so far and why?

A: I enjoy all of my classes, but I believe my favorite was a neuroscience class I participated in at R-5. I am interested in the brain and the way it deals with moods and behaviors.

Q: What do you do for fun when you’re not in class?

A: I read or spend my time outdoors horse riding or hiking when the weather is warm.


Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent ever gave you?

A: Treat others as you would like to be treated.


Q: What will you miss about your school after graduation?

A: The close-knit relationship between the staff and students.


Q: What would you like to do after college?

A: Become a genetic counselor to help people with genetic disabilities, and own a ranch.


Q: If you could spend next summer anywhere in the world, where would you go?

A: I would go to Montana and spend the summer on a ranch.


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