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October Student of the Month: Jordan Giddings

Published: Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT
(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Jordan Giddings, 17, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School's October Student of the Month. After graduation, she plans to major in elementary education, most likely at Eureka College.

Senior Jordan Giddings, 17, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s October Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Steve and Karen Giddings of Rock Falls; her brother is Mitch Giddings, 18, a student at Sauk Valley Community College.

Favorite class: Biology 2. I enjoyed learning about the muscles and bones and how everything in the body worked.

Favorite teacher: Mark Truesdell, social studies. He makes the class feel like it’s college. It really prepares you for when you move up.

Extracurriculars: Volleyball, basketball, softball, ACE (Athletes Committing to Excellence) Club and Junior Optimist Club.

After graduation: I’ll most likely go to Eureka College and major in elementary education.

Best friends: Linsey Brown and Brittany Schmitt. I just know I can go to them for anything and they won’t tell anybody.

Favorite musical group: Rascal Flatts.

Favorite movie: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (the Jim Carrey version). I’ve watched it like 6 times already.

Favorite TV show: “America’s Best Dance Crew.”

Hobbies: Drawing.

Favorite game or outdoor activity: Wiffle ball.

Favorite food: Enchiladas.

Biggest fear: A bridge or overpass falling while being on it.

Pet peeve: Tags sticking out of clothing.

What kind of music makes your skin crawl? Screamo.

Haunts: Culver’s or Dairy Queen.

I’m in the dictionary next to: Sarcastic. Every comment is sarcastic from me.

Secret twin: Someone just told me I look like one of the girls from “The Hills.”

Personal trivia: I don’t have as much confidence in myself as most people think.

Dream job: Lawyer.

Trading places: President of the United States. They say he does so many jobs in one day. I would want to see what that’s like.

Trading spaces: Italy. My family is from there, and I’ve always wanted to see what it’s like.

Read this: I’m reading the “Pretty Little Liars” series by Sara Shepard. I’ve seen the show, so I know what’s going to happen, but it’s interesting to see the differences.

Favorite website: Facebook.

What would you do if you had $100,000? I’d give most of it to my grandma and my parents because they’ve helped me with all the things I’ve needed money for.

What do you wish your high school offered? The ability to do multiple sports at once.

What’s a tip you would give freshmen for making high school life easier? Work harder your freshman year because then, down the line, you’ll be able to get into more colleges and get more scholarships.

Shout out to: My brother, Mitch.

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