Student of the Week, Dec. 21, 2009

Name: Meghan Peters

School: Palisade High School

GPA: About 4.2 weighted, 3.8 unweighted.

After-school activities: Basketball, homework, working out at Gold’s Gym and setting up some pickup games of basketball, and love the opportunity to cook when I have time.

Favorite book: Anything by Ted Dekker.

Favorite shows: Food Network, Lifetime movies, Denver Nuggets games.

Favorite Web sites: Google, Wikipedia.

Most played song on your iPod: “We Weren’t Born to Follow” by Bon Jovi and “Do You Remember” by Jay Sean.

Parents: Alan and Janice Peters.

Personal hero and why: My brother, Greg, would have to be my personal hero. He struggled through his adolescent years. However, at the age of 20 he has become very well-respected and has excelled in the United States Marine Corps. To be able to make that kind of turnaround is quite remarkable and, therefore, my hat is off to him.

Preferred college: Drake University.

Preferred career: Entrepreneurial studies and culinary arts.

Greatest achievement so far: Staying persistent while being in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Graduate with the IB diploma and to follow my dreams to achieve my career of choice.

Q&A:

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

A: There is no way that I could have a single choice as to what my favorite class in high school is. In fact, there is a three-way tie between math with Ms. Conaway, business management with Ms. Allerheiligen, and History of the Americas with Mr. Borgmann and Mr. Arledge.

In math, all of the HL students are close to the point where playful pranks are played constantly on one another, and the classroom environment is energized.

Business management is one of my favorite classes due to the fact that we get doughnut Fridays (or any kind of breakfast food for that matter), the schedule we have is also very flexible, and the conversations held are very unique.

The fact that the two history teachers are personable and relate historical events to the modern world and how we think now is why it is also one of my favorite classes.

Q: How do you prepare for a big test?

A: My preparation for a big test consists of reviewing notes, shuffling through textbooks, getting a good night’s sleep, and when it comes to test day, it’s game on.

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

A: I would lean to help the youth first. They deserve to live without fears of starvation, diseases, physical handicaps and other hardships. I would help these young people by being there for them and helping any way that I could.

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

A: Basketball, sports, Denver Nuggets, baking, cooking, scrapbooking, shopping, pleasure reading, spending time with my family, and getting to hang out with my brother when he is on leave.

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

A: The best advice that a teacher has given me is that sibling relationships are complicated, but in the overall spin of things your brother is the one who understands you the best, has your best interests in mind, is a main source of support, and most importantly, one who loves you because of who you are and the choices you make.

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

A: In 10 years, I would love to have graduated from a college with a business major, and then graduate from a culinary arts school with another degree.

Then I would hope to be a successful business person with a restaurant of sorts brought up from the ground by myself.


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