Student of the Week: Ashlee Shannon Central HS
Name: Ashlee Shannon
School: Central High School
After-school activities: Working, church, track and working out.
Favorite book: No favorites, I just enjoy reading.
Favorite TV show: “George Lopez.”
Favorite Web site: MySpace.
Most played song on your iPod: I keep it on shuffle.
Parents: Jackie and Glen Shannon.
Personal hero and why: My grandpa, aka “Poppy,” because he’s always been there for me, pushes me toward my goals and has never given up on my choices.
Preferred college: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Preferred career: Physical therapist.
Greatest achievement so far: How far I’ve come since my freshman year to my senior year in high school.
What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Make it into the college I prefer and be successful at becoming a physical therapist.
Q: What has been your favorite class in high school and why?
A: Anatomy. Everything about that class I find very interesting to learn. And Mrs. Duel is funny.
Q: How do you prepare for a big test?
A: I just memorize everything, and I’m usually good from that point.
Q: If you could have your pick of service projects, who would you help and how?
A: I would help with YWAM Homes of Hopes in Mexico, because I went down last spring break, and I plan to this upcoming spring break as well. I went to build three houses with 70 other people for families who didn’t have the money themselves to have a home. It really took a part of my heart when I first went down there and experienced how little they all had, yet how happy they all were. It’s something I feel I should serve all the time now.
Q: What does it say under “interests” on your Facebook page?
A: I honestly don’t know how to use Facebook.
Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent has ever given you?
A: “You’ve got a lot to offer people. Don’t be afraid to show it.”
Q: Where would you like to be in 10 years?
A: Be graduated from college, have a set career as a physical therapist, and possibly be traveling the world in my free time.