37°FFog/MistFull Forecast

Student of Month honored in Polo

Published: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT
(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukval)
Senior Mallory Hopkins, 17, of Polo, is Polo Community High School's September Student of the Month. She lifeguards at the Polo Pool in the summer.

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: Seńora 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.

Get breaking news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from Sauk Valley Media!

More News

National video

Reader Poll

There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
Good idea
Bad idea
Not sure
No opinion