Student of the Week, March 5, 2012

Katelyn Kelly, Palisade HIgh School senior

GPA: 3.962

After-school activities: job at Hastings, Get Real and golf.

Favorite books: “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley and “The Infernal Devices” by Cassandra Clare.

Favorite TV shows: “D. Gray-man,” “True Blood” and “Big Bang Theory.”

Favorite band or musician: Almost anything; right now on my iPod is “Northern Downpour” by Panic! At the Disco.

Parents: Tara Hughes and Bert Hughes.

Personal heroes and why: My personal heroes would be my parents. My childhood hasn’t been easy, and my family has been through some really rough times, but my parents are still there for me no matter what and always try their hardest.

Preferred college: Montana State University.

Preferred career: I just know that I want a career that can allow me to travel all over the world.

Greatest achievement so far: My greatest achievement is growing past the adversity in my life.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: It would be nice if my next greatest achievement was to make it through college with a better understanding of the world around me, so that I can help make the world a more understanding place all around.


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

A: I love to do outdoor activities (hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, and such), but I also love to watch movies, read and hang out with friends.


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

A: The best advice I was ever given was that I need to care about myself because sometimes in life you’ll find you are the only who does and need to be able to still stand strong, which I received from a great man.


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

A: I will miss my teachers and friends. I love the environment, and I’m going to lose a place of enlightenment and entertainment.


Q: What would you like to do after college?

A: After I go to college, I would like to use my lessons to work myself into a career and to travel.


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

A: I would spend this next summer traveling around Europe. It would be amazing to be able to see so many vibrant, strong places with great food, art, history and environment.


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