Student of the Week, Central High School senior Caitlyn Anderson

GPA: 3.98

Favorite book and its author: "The Goose Girl" by Shannon Hale

Favorite TV show: The original "MacGyver" series

Favorite band or musician: Coldplay

After-school activities: Wardog Tennis, National Honor Society, and Rec Club

Parents: Tyler and Melissa Anderson

Favorite teacher and why: My favorite teacher would have to be Mr. Gonzales. I have had the opportunity to have multiple art classes with him throughout all of high school. He is always very kind, considerate, understanding and encouraging. He has taught me to express myself and to love who I am as an individual.

Personal hero and why: My personal hero would have to be my brother, Braden, who has cerebral palsy. Despite his disability, he is always very positive, smiling, and laughing. Regardless of all that he has gone through because of his disability, he has taught me to be strong and positive no matter the situation.

Preferred college: Colorado Mesa University

Dream job: Radiologic technologist

Highlight of your high school experience: The highlight of my high school experience would have to be being able to obtain my CNA through the WCCC high school program, being on the tennis team, and having the opportunity to make unforgettable memories with my friends.

Q: What accomplishment are you the most proud of?

A: The accomplishment that I am most proud of is that I was able to obtain my CNA license as a junior in high school.

Q: If you were the principal of your high school for a week, what would you do or change?

A: If I were the principal for a week, I would increase the fines for parking violations so that people will stop parking in my parking spot when they are not supposed to!

Q: If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would you choose and why?

A: I would choose to have dinner with Rosa Parks. I look up to her because of her bravery and courage to stand up to society.

Q: If you could live anywhere or do anything for one year, what would you do and why?

A: If I could live anywhere for a year, I would live in Spain. I think that it would be interesting to experience and learn from the culture, eat a ton of amazing cuisine, and be able to visit different historical sites and places.

Q: What advice would you give to yourself as a freshman?

A: I would tell my freshman self that hard work really does pay off in the end and that you should never underestimate who you are and what you are capable of.

Photo Credit: Past to Present Imaging/Laurie Purcell

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