Student of the Week: Kolton Gustafson, PHS senior

Kolton Gustafson



Name: Kolton Gustafson

School: Palisade High School

GPA: 4.2

After-school activities: Work at Home Care of the Grand Valley and play practice.

Favorite book: “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Favorite show: “Arrested Development.”

Favorite website: Facebook.

Most played song on your iPod: “Red” by Daniel Merriweather.

Parents: Kyle Gustafson and Dayna Eaton.

Personal hero and why: It’s hard to choose one, but I have a huge family who are some really great and supportive people that I really look up to and respect.

Preferred college: Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York.

Preferred career: Foreign service officer.

Greatest achievement so far: I’m not sure ... probably just working hard and pushing toward my goals.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: To be accepted into my school of choice.

Q&A:

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

A: I enjoy history because of its focus on foreign relations, and I like to look at the interactions which have taken place between great historical figures.

Q: How do you prepare for a big test?

A: Depending on how prepared I feel, I might take a look at the notes. I’m not much of a studier.

Q: If you could have your pick of service projects, who would you help and how?

A: I really enjoy working with Kids Voting and I think they are taking great steps to interest youth in civics. It’s a very important message that needs to be expressed.

Q: What does it say under “interests” on your Facebook page?

A: Snowboarding, acting and hanging out with my friends.

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

A: To never count yourself out.

Q: Where would you like to be in 10 years?

A: Working at an exciting and interesting job where I have a chance to make an impact.


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