Student of the Week, May 6, 2013

Sofie Black, Grand Junction High School senior

GPA: 4.16

After-school activities: Chamber orchestra, dive team, National Honor Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Favorite book: “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls.

Favorite TV show: “Gilmore Girls.”

Favorite band or musician: B.O.B. or Vampire Weekend.

Parents: Andrea Christensen and James Black.

Personal hero and why: My Bestefar; he always had a smile on his face and a skip to his step.

Preferred college: University of Colorado — Boulder.

Preferred career: Something that will make me happy.

What is your greatest achievement so far: Making it through high school while maintaining my grades and having a good time.

What you would like to be your next greatest achievement: Having a successful career that I love.


Q: What has been your most memorable experience in high school?

A: Out of the many, I would have to say being a part of the dive team, where I met all of my best friends.


Q: What is your favorite subject and why?

A: Math. I like the analytical thinking and problem solving.


Q: What are you looking for in a college (or other post-high school education, career or military pursuit)?

A: I am hoping to find my passion and apply it to the rest of my life.

Q: What would you tell a freshman who wants to make the most of his or her years in high school?

A: To branch out, try new things, and talk to everyone because they will benefit from each and every conversation or experience. Most importantly, to have fun!


Q: If you could volunteer anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do?

A: I would go to a developing country and offer education because teaching the people will benefit them not only in the present but for generations to come.


Q: Name three things you want to accomplish before age 30.

A: Get my master’s degree, bungee jump off a bridge, and live abroad.


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