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October Student of the Month: Tanner Morse

Published: Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 1:17 a.m. CDT
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(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Tanner Morse, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's October Students of the Month. He is thinking about attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and studying aerospace engineering.

Senior Tanner Morse, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School’s October Students of the Month. He is the son of Dustin and Stacey Morse of Sterling; his brothers are Turner Morse, 14, an eighth-grader, and Trey Morse, 13, a seventh-grader, both at Challand Middle School.

Favorite class: Calculus. You learn to solve complex life problems with math.

Top teacher: Mike Gottemoller, precalculus. He’s really good at explaining things. He could take a difficult concept and make it seem easy.

Extracurriculars: Football, swimming/diving and baseball; National Honor Society; Rotary Club; and service learning.

After graduation: I hope to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and possibly study aerospace engineering.

Best friend: Andrew Blackburn. We’ve known each other since third grade, and we’ve always had many of the same classes and played the same sports. He’s just a pretty cool guy.

Favorite musical group: Eric Church.

Favorite actor: Adam Sandler.

Favorite movie: “Act of Valor.”

Favorite TV show: “SportsCenter.”

Hobbies: Going to my little brothers’ sporting events (they play football, basketball and baseball) or reading.

Favorite outdoor activity: Baseball.

Favorite food: Steak – medium rare – and potatoes.

Biggest fear: Being the only person left alive.

Pet peeve: Talking while other people are talking.

Haunts: Buffalo Wild Wings.

I’m in the dictionary next to: Outgoing. I like to think I work pretty hard and I’m not scared to try anything.

Secret twin: I’ve never been told I look like anyone famous. People say I look like my dad.

Personal trivia: I’ll talk to anybody, but I don’t like to start conversations.

Dream job: Naval pilot.

Trading places: Bryce Harper (outfielder for the Washington Nationals). I just want to know what it feels like to have that much talent at such a young age.

Trading spaces: Somewhere with a nice, warm beach.

Read this: I’m a big “Harry Potter” fan. You just don’t want to stop reading.

Favorite website: Yahoo!.

What would you do if you had $100,000? I’d take care of my parents.

What do you wish your high school offered? Flight school.

What’s a tip you would give freshmen for making high school life easier? Put in the work early so you don’t have to work so hard later on.

Shout out to: Elroy Wylde, the service learning coordinator at Sterling High School.

 

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