Student of the week: James Mauch

James Mauch, Fruita Monument senior

GPA: 3.7.

Parents: Mary and Marvin Meyers.

After-school activities: Future Farmers of America, football, 4-H Club, shooting, work.

Favorite book: “Oh the Places You Will Go,” by Dr. Seuss.

Favorite show: I don’t watch much TV, but if I do, it is something on Discovery or History Channel.

Favorite Web site: Facebook. It helps me keep in touch with friends and teammates.

Most played song on your iPod: “I don’t own an iPod, but on my play list it is probably “Eye of the Tiger.” The only thing that could make that better is if it said WILDCAT, not tiger. Close second would be Eric Church “Livin’ Part of Life.”

Personal hero and why: A guy I used to shoot with named Justin Howel, because he was a great shot but was always modest about it and was always willing to help anyone that needed it. He also taught me dedication and teamwork.

Preferred college: Colorado State University. Go Rams.

Preferred career: Design or test engineer for an aviation or weapons company.

Greatest achievement so far: Being myself and not falling into peer pressure.

What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Engineering degree from CSU, or a state FFA office.


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

A: Physics, because I love figuring out how things work and being able to build something based on concepts and know it will work.

Q: How do you prepare for a big test?

A: Life is a big test, so just stay normal, don’t get freaked out about it, and just go through my normal routine.

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

A: I would most likely help the DOW (Division of Wildlife) with the poaching problem throughout Colorado and the United States.

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

A: Hunting, shooting, 4-wheeling, FFA, ag mechanics, 4-H, football, leadership, dancing.

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

A: “Instead of pointing the finger at someone else, you should be pointing it at yourself and seeing what you can do to make the situation better.” — Mr. Hudson.

Second would be, “Live in the present and make the best of your situation. LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST.”

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

A: Living my life to the fullest, balancing work and having fun.


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