Student of the Week, March 31, 2014
After-school activities: Football, basketball, cheerleading, working at the Mount Garfield Greenhouse, Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Favorite book: “Matigari” by Ngugi Wa Thiong’O.
Favorite TV show: “Duck Dynasty.”
Favorite band or musician: Jack Johnson.
Parents: Dale and Melanie Hoaglund.
Personal hero and why: My dad because he supports me in all my decisions and has never missed one of my sporting events.
Preferred college: University of Alabama.
Preferred career: Dentist.
Greatest achievement so far: Establishing an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) at Palisade High School.
What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Getting accepted into the University of Alabama.
Q: What was the most memorable lesson you ever learned in a class?
A: “Your attitude is the only thing you can control. No matter what situation arises, you can either choose to have a good attitude or bad attitude, so why not have a good attitude?” — Mr. Borgmann
Q: What subject or extracurricular activity are you most passionate about and why?
A: Football, because it is a team sport and everyone has to do their job in order to be victorious. The FCA is important to me as well because it gives young student athletes a chance to bond through fellowship, faith and sports.
Q: Describe a time when you knew you made a difference in the community or someone else’s life.
A: I went on a mission trip to Tulsa, Okla., where we helped in a homeless shelter as well as s small summer school for inner-city kids. The kids were happy we were there to spend time with them, and the homeless were happy to receive the meals and supplies we provided.
Q: What are your goals for after high school?
A: Attend college, obtain a degree, and then attend dental school.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Being a college football commentator/analyst for “ESPN College Game Day.”