Student of the Week, April 29, 2013

Photo by Carrie Johnson/Special to the Sentinel Alison Darnell, Central High School senior

GPA: 4.02

After-school activities: Job, tennis, photography, yearbook photo team.

Favorite book: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Favorite TV show: “Big Bang Theory.”

Favorite band or musician: Brantley Gilbert.

Parents: Karen Wiest and Russell Darnell.

Personal hero and why: My mom because she said I could do everything I have done and kept pushing me to do it the best I could.

Preferred college: Colorado Mesa University.

Preferred career: Professional photographer.

Greatest achievement so far: Maintaining a 4.0 throughout high school.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Graduate high school, go to college on a full-ride scholarship.


Q: What has been your most memorable experience in high school?

A: When James Strouss dressed up in class to help the students learn about the time period. I guess his whole class in general.


Q: What is your favorite subject and why?

A: Art. The art classes help me get feelings out and every art class widens my horizons on photography.


Q: What are you looking for in a college?

A: I am looking for somewhere that can help me become a professional in business and photography.


Q: What would you tell freshmen who want to make the most of their years in high school?

A: To be themselves. Cliche, but so true!


Q: If you could volunteer anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you volunteer to do?

A: I would go to the poorest cities in America, help in schools and the community to give teens more to do than cause trouble.


Q: Name three things you want to accomplish before age 30.

A: Graduate college, own my own business/studio, and always be content with who I am.


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