Student of the Week: Nicholas Gledhill, Central High School senior

Nicholas Gledhill

GPA: 3.95

After-school activities: Marching band, wind ensemble, work at Texas Roadhouse.

Favorite book: “The Walking Drum” by Louis L’Amour.

Favorite TV show: “Scrubs.”

Favorite band or musician: Rise Against.

Parents: Cathy and Jerry Gledhill.

Personal hero and why: Mr. McCarty, because his realistic views on school have made me better at studying and getting my homework done on time.

Preferred college: Alaska Pacific University.

Preferred career: marine scientist/biologist.

Greatest achievement so far: Masonic student of the month

What I’d like to be my next greatest achievement: Accepted into Mesa State on a full academic scholarship.


Q: What has been your favorite high school class so far and why?

A: I would have to say my Advanced Placement language/literature classes because they may be challenging, but that is what makes them fun for me.

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

A: Much of my after-school time is spent doing homework, doing marching band or going to work. Any moment I have free time, I am too exhausted to do anything else. When I can, I try to go on hikes, or in the winter, I snowboard.

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

A: Never expect something to come together at the last minute. Always be proactive, always be thinking. That was from Mr. Traugott, the band director at Central.

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

A: The school spirit. You can always tell a true warrior. Every Friday we’re wearing red and white, and the football games are just great.

Q: What would you like to do after college?

A: I would hope that with my bachelor’s I could maybe find a job as a research assistant, or maybe a zoo marine biologist, to pay my way to get my master’s degree.

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

A: Europe. I spent three weeks in Germany, and I would really like to see more, including Italy and Greece.


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