May 2012

May 2012

Name: Brandon Dale

Age: 18

Home Town: Eagle Point

Parents: Rodney and Paula Dale

Academic Accomplishments: 3.58 GPA, Honor Society, Lions Club Student of the Month, accepted to University of Arizona and Western Oregon University

Other activities: Shotgun sports, varsity football, varsity track, FFA

Free Time Activities: Trapshooting tournaments, otherwise known as "Shotgun Sports."

Favorite Author: Stephen King

Favorite Book: "Shadow Riders"

Favorite Movie: "The Abyss"

Favorite teacher: "My math teacher, Mr. McClellan."

Why: "The way he has helped me, and made a difference in my life."

Post-high school plans: "Go to college at Western University and pursue a degree in crininology."

What advice would you give to younger students to help them get the most out of their high school years: "Don't be afraid to ask questions and get the help necessary to succeed."

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Name: Katie Gilliame

School: Eagle Point High School

Hometown: Magna, Utah

Age: 17

Parents: Jeff and Susan Gilliame

Academic Accomplishments: 3.6 GPA, Honor Roll, accepted to Southern Oregon University

Other Activities: Leadership, yearbook, Honor Society, volleyball, powderpuff, link leader

Free time activities: Humane Society volunteer, Red Cross blood drive volunteer

Favorite Author: Lara Adrian

Book: "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Movie: "The Avengers"

Favorite Teacher: Ms. Long

Why: "She has taught me more than I ever had hoped to know."Post-high school plans: "SOU to study nursing and become a pediatric nurse."

What advice would you give to younger students to help them get the most out of their high school years? "Get involved and be yourself."

Name: Sophia Pankowski

Age: 18

School: Phoenix High School

Hometown: Medford

Parent: Angela Pankowski

Academic Accomplishments: 3.4 GPA, Scholar Athlete, Student of the Month

Other activities: Soccer (4 years varsity starter), track (4 years), My Future My Choice

Free time activities: "I like to spend time with my family and friends playing soccer and reading."

Favorite book and author: "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield, and any book by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Last movie you saw: "Water for Elephants"

Favorite teacher and why: Mrs. Attaberry, because she helped me become the student I am today by giving me the skills I needed to get through math and everything else."

Plans for after high school: "I plan to attend the University of Oregon and study human physiology."

What advice would you give to younger students to help them get the most out of their school years? "My advice to younger students would be to use all the resources that are available and don't be afraid to ask for help."

Name: Kara Mousseaux

Age: 18

School: Phoenix High School

Hometown: Phoenix

Parents: Mark Mousseaux and Kelly Dawson

Academic Accomplishments: Student of the Month (2009), Bronze Volunteering Award, First place at Grants Pass dance competition, third place at Molalla Dance Competition, Student of the Month (2012)

Other activities: "I have participated in clubs such as Key Club, Dance Team and Theater Arts."

Free time activities: I love dancing, acting, baking, listening to music and spending time with parents and family."

Plans after high school: "I plan on studying and going into the career of civil engineering."

What advice would you give to younger students to help them get the most out of their school years? "If you try your best, believe in yourself and put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything in your life."