Student of the Week, March 31, 2014

Levi Hoaglund, Palisade High School senior

GPA: 3.7

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.”


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