Student of the Week: Grand Junction High School senior James Rasmussen

GPA: 4.25

Favorite book and its author: "The Compound Effect" by Darren Hardy

Favorite musician: Frank Sinatra

After-school activities: Academic Team, piano

Parents: Doug and Julie Rasmussen

Favorite teacher and why: Mr. Hurni, because he makes learning fun and there's never a dull day in his class.

Personal hero and why: My dad is my hero because of his unconditional love and support for me no matter what it is I am pursuing. He has taught me many lessons my whole life that I will never forget.

Preferred College: BYU

Dream job: Owner of a successful company.

Highlight of your high school experience: Being able to go to school with my brothers really meant a lot to me. 

Q: What accomplishment are you the most proud of?

A: Being named captain of our Academic Team was a really proud moment for me.

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

A: I would foster more school spirit by running down the halls screaming the fight song or wearing orange and black every day.

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

A: Jesus Christ, because he has had a lot of influence in my life and it would be great to meet him.

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

A: Go sightseeing all over because the world is a beautiful place with beautiful people and I want to experience all of it.

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

A: High school doesn't last forever, so enjoy it and participate. Popularity ends on yearbook day but respect lasts a lifetime, so be remembered as the nice guy and put effort into whatever you pursue.

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