Student of the Week: Amy Nees, PHS senior

Name: Amy Nees

School: Palisade High School

GPA: 4.1

After-school activities: Cross country, marching band, soccer, Young Life, hanging out with friends.

Favorite book: “Save Me From Myself” by Brian Welch.

Favorite show: “Lost.”

Favorite Web site: Pandora.

Most played song on your iPod: “Captivated” by Shawn McDonald.

Parents: Dan and Sue Nees.

Personal hero and why: Jesus Christ, because he was a man of compassion and love who sacrificed everything for the good of even the most undeserving people.

Preferred college: Colorado State University as of right now.

Preferred career: Occupational therapist.

Greatest achievement so far: National marbles champion.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Complete graduate school.

Q&A:

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

A: Art, of course, because you create your assignments.

Q: How do you prepare for a big test?

A: Read, review notes, group study session.

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

A: I would go to Africa to help the sick and impoverished by bringing them hope.

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

A: Give it everything you have. Leave it all on the course. Finish with nothing left.

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

A: Helping people live normal lives with disabilities or injuries.


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