Student of the Week: Michael Gebhard
Michael Pahl Gebhard, Grand Junction High School
After-school activities: Marching band (drumline captain), academic team/knowledge bowl team captain.
Favorite book: “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison.
Favorite show: “Seinfeld.”
Favorite Web site: http://www.steepandcheap.
Most played song on your iPod: “Trance Around The World” by Above and Beyond.
Parents: Helen and Jim Gebhard.
Personal hero and why: Isaac Lavadie. He taught me that morals always take preference to attaining accolades, and he has been the perfect example of what a leader should be.
Preferred college: Brigham Young University
Preferred career: Doctor
Greatest achievement so far: Third-place finish of the academic team at the National Tournament of Academic Excellence.
What you’d like to be your next greatest achievement: Making the BYU drumline or the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps.
Q: What has been your favorite class in high school and why?
A: Advanced Placement Art History because you learn the history of the world reflected through a culture’s art. Also, I went to Paris and England last summer and I knew so much about the many works in the museums.
Q: How do you prepare for a big test?
A: Study group with friends.
Q: If you could have your pick of service projects, who would you help and how?
A: I would help kids who are struggling in school either through tutoring or study groups.
Q: What does it say under “interests” on your Facebook page?
A: Telemark skiing, drumline, DCI, college football, ponies, trance.
Q: What’s the best advice a teacher, coach or parent has ever given you?
A: A man is measured based on what he gives, not what he has.
Q: Where would you like to be in 10 years?
A: CU Medical School.
— Compiled by Emily Anderson