Student of the Week, Valerie Puckett
Name: Valerie Puckett
School: Central High School
After-school activities: Work at local law firm, church, youth group, key club and National Honor Society.
Favorite book: “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen and the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling.
Favorite shows: “The Office” and “Seinfeld.”
Favorite Web site: No particular one.
Most played song on your iPod: “Melody” by Kate Earl.
Parents: John and Kristine Puckett.
Personal heroes and why: My siblings. Their different personalities help me grow.
Preferred college: Mesa State College.
Preferred career: Dental hygiene.
Greatest achievement so far: Setting high standards in school and achieving them.
What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Help with service organizations that provide dental care to uninsured people in the United States and overseas.
Q: What has been your favorite class in high school and why?
A: Chemistry. I learned so much new material from class, and I enjoyed it. I learned something new every day.
Q: How do you prepare for a big test?
A: I study it over and over, so I can almost visualize the notes in my head.
Q: If you could have your pick of service projects, who would you help and how?
A: Help with Special Olympics.
Q: What does it say under “interests” on your Facebook page?
A: I don’t have a Facebook account, but if I did it would probably say: running, Ultimate Frisbee, Junior Mints, reading, spending time with my siblings, rainy days, music, Oreos, hiking and biking.
Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent has ever given you?
A: “If you always try, then it’s impossible to fail.”
Q: Where would you like to be in 10 years?
A: Happily married, graduated from college, living close to home and furthering my career.