Student of the Week, Nov. 18, 2013:

Zachary Gearhart, Central High School senior

GPA: 3.521

After-school activities: Work at Murdoch’s.

Favorite Book: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.

Favorite TV show: “Big Brother.”

Favorite band or musician: Lady Antebellum.

Parents: Steve and Kellie Gearhart.

Personal hero and why: I would have to say my eighth-grade Student Council teacher Mrs. (Vivian) Lybarger because she helped me through middle school.

Preferred college: University of Kansas.

Preferred career: Architectural design.

Greatest achievement so far: My greatest achievement probably would be getting good grades in all of my classes throughout high school.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: My next greatest achievement probably would be getting to college and starting the next step in my life.


Q: What was the most memorable lesson you ever learned in a class?

A: I would say a lesson that I have learned in class was to be a strong leader because the community needs more strong leaders.


Q: What subject or extra-curricular activity are you most passionate about and why?

A: This year I am passionate about learning Spanish because it is an interesting language to learn.


Q: Describe a time when you knew you made a difference in the community or someone else’s life.

A: For the last couple years I have done a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis. I did the project for student government my freshmen and sophomore years.


Q: What are your goals for after high school?

A: Get into college and study something that I am passionate about.


Q: What is your dream job?

A: My dream job would be architectural engineer because I like to design buildings, etc. I think it is an interesting subject to study.


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