Student of the Week: FMHS senior Martin Zupan

Martin Zupan, Fruita Monument High School senior

GPA: 4.1

After-school activities: Football and track.

Favorite book: “Mountain Man.”

Favorite TV shows: “Two and a Half Men” and “Myth Busters.”

Favorite musician: Carlos Santana.

Parents: Tom and MariaSol Zupan.

Personal hero and why: My dad. When I was little I used to always say, “My daddy fights the bad guys.” And I’ve always seen myself being a lot like him.

Preferred college: University of Colorado in Boulder.

Preferred career: Petroleum engineer.

Greatest achievement so far: Making it to the state track and field meet last year.

What you would like to be your next greatest achievement: Run the 100-meter dash in less than 11 seconds.


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

A: Chemistry, because I love math and being able to apply math to science and experiments is really cool.

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

A: I enjoy playing music, hanging out with friends and watching ESPN.

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

A: My dad before every football game or track meet always tells me, “Pick ‘em up, put ‘em down.” It can apply to anything in life.

Q: What will you miss the most about school after graduation?

A: Athletics, because it’s just always been a big part of my life.

Q: What would you like to do after college?

A: Travel and work overseas to allow my kids the same kind of life I had growing up.

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

A: Quito, Ecuador.


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