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Student of Month honored in Polo

Senior Mallory Hopkins, 17, of Polo, is Polo Community High School’s September Student of the Month. Her parents are Susan and John Hopkins, and she has a sister, Olivia, 13, and a brother, Lane, 11.

Favorite class: Psychology, because it is by far the most interesting class I’ve ever taken.

Favorite singer: Keith Urban

Top teacher: Señora G. She is always so nice and willing to help with everything.

Extracurricular: Throughout high school, I have been involved in FFA, Student Council, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, cheerleading and Varsity Club.

After graduation: I plan to attend Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Biggest fear: Getting lost. I hate not knowing where I am or not having directions.

Paycheck: During the summer I work at the Polo Pool as a lifeguard.

Survival guide: If you’re making mistakes, it means you’re out there doing something.

Darts: I hate being late.

Favorite actor: Jake Gyllenhaal

Favorite movie: “Friday Night Lights”

Least favorite class: AP calculus

Favorite food: Steak and potatoes

Dream job: A chef. I’d love to know how to cook.

I’m in the dictionary next to: Organized

Trading spaces: I’ve always wanted to tour Europe. It’s one of the things on my bucket list.

Read this: “The Lucky One,” by Nicholas Sparks. The book is a thousand times better than the movie.

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