Fruita Monument Hgh School senior
Favorite Book and its author: “Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson
Favorite TV Show: “Brooklyn 99”
Favorite band or musician: Dirt Poor Robins
After-school activities: Track and Field, Drama, Speech and Debate
Parents: Carla and John Kohls
Favorite teacher and why: Mrs. Anderson, because she relates to being a student and has a lot of fun, but she also doesn’t take crap from anyone.
Personal hero and why: Rosa Parks, because she just said no. She didn’t do anything extraordinary or go out of her way to make change, in fact she did nothing and that made a difference. She shows me that sometimes all I need to do to make the world better is to not let others persuade me from my course.
Preferred college: BYU
Dream job: Sports medicine
Highlight of your high school experience: Being in the school play this year because the drama club is spectacularly weird and amazingly fun. I have a lot of friends there who are taking American Sign Language with me this year so we sign jokes at each other during scenes without completely disrupting them.
Q: If you were the principal of your high school for a week, what would you do or change?
A: I’d make everyone wear name tags so everyone could call each other by name to build a sense of community. This would also allow me to easily get around the awkward conversations where they know my name but I have no idea who they are.
Q: If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would you choose and why?
A: Edward A. Murphy so I could understand why he thought everything would go wrong and how this idea influenced how he lived and acted.
Q: If you could live anywhere or do anything for one year, what would you do and why?
A: I would travel the world as a motivational speaker convincing people of the good they can do while going scuba diving or hang gliding along the way.
Q: What advice would you give to yourself as a freshman?
A: Life is more fun when you participate so go out and try things! There will always be time to finish your obligations if you make time for the things you love.