Student of the Week: Grand Junction High School senior Gabrielle Deters

GPA: 3.9

Favorite book and its author: "Divergent" by Veronica Roth

Favorite TV show: "Friends"

Favorite band or musician: Shawn Mendes

After-school activities: Basketball, fishing, hiking, riding four-wheelers, working out, hanging out with family

Parents: Ross and Linda Deters

Favorite teacher and why: Mrs. Rhyne. I had her for Pre-calc last year and she is very helpful. She teaches in a way that I can understand. I can still go in and talk to her

Personal hero and why: My mom, because she is always encouraging me and congratulating me on my achievements. She is also an extremely hard worker in everything she does, which encourages me to be the same way. I can also talk to her about everything.

Preferred college: Undecided

Dream job: Orthodontist

Highlight of your high school experience: Basketball. I've progressed a lot in basketball through high school. Also, becoming closer with my teammates.

Q: What accomplishment are you the most proud of?

A: Earning my academic and sports letters for my letterman jacket because all my hard work paid off. Also, being the German 1 and German 3 student of the year.

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

A: I would change the schedule for classes. Instead of having a different schedule almost every day, I would make every day be the same class schedule.

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

A: I would have dinner with my grandpa because he died when I was young, and I never really got the chance to know him.

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

A: I would live in Germany because my ancestry is from Germany and I've always wanted to go there. Also, I've been taking German in high school for four years now, so I think I would be able to communicate to a lot of people in German. I would try to visit all the historical sites in Germany, and I would try to explore as much of Germany that I could. Also, I've heard the German food is really good.

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

A: Try out for more sports. Also, work harder in basketball and pay more attention in science classes.

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