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Sterling Student of the Month Hannah Jakobs

Published: Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 4:23 p.m. CDT
(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukval)
Hannah Jakobs is the Sterling December Student of the Month. She plans to major in business, and her dream job would be editor-in-chief of a women's magazine.

Senior Hannah Jakobs, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's December Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Sue and Tim Jakobs of Sterling. The family has two dogs, Sampson and Tommy.

Favorite class: AP literature. I learned a new way of writing and a new way of looking at literature this year.

Favorite teacher: Dana Francis, English. I like his respect for his students. He values everything they have to say.

Extracurriculars: Tennis, group interpretation and contest play, National Honor Society and the North American Federation of Temple Youth, for which I am the regional membership vice president.

After graduation: I've been accepted to the University of Illinois for business. I applied to other schools, too, but I won't hear back from them until April 1.

Best friend: Suzannah Sparks. We've never lived in the same place, but we're still super close. We're like sisters.

Favorite singer: Shakira.

Favorite actor: Ryan Gosling.

Favorite movie: "Moulin Rouge."

Favorite TV show: "Smash."

Hobbies: Playing tennis for fun, talking to friends and reading.

Favorite game or outdoor activity: Tennis.

Favorite food: Chocolate chip bagels with cream cheese.

Favorite place to shop: Urban Outfitters.

Favorite website:

Favorite trend: Ombre colors.

Biggest fear: Disappointing people.

Pet peeve: Slow walkers.

Haunts: My room, especially my bed. It's pretty comfortable. I have a hard time getting out of it in the morning.

I'm in the dictionary next to: Jewish. Everybody knows I'm Jewish.

Secret twin: Regina George, one of the characters in "Mean Girls."

Personal trivia: I know people from all across the country, so if I travel, I always have a place to stay.

Dream job: Editor-in-chief of a women's magazine.

Trading places: I would trade places with Keanu Interone because I can't swim, and I think it would be really cool to swim well.

Trading spaces: The Middle East. It's completely the opposite of where I live now, and I think it would be really cool to experience that.

Read this: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon. It's written from the perspective of an autistic boy, and the style of writing is something I hadn't read before. It was really interesting.

What would you do if you had $100,000? I would invest $85,000, keep $5,000 for myself and donate the rest to charity.

What do you wish your high school offered? Astronomy.

What's a tip you would give freshmen for making high school life easier? Learn to be comfortable with yourself.

Shout out to: Lukasz Kulma, my tennis coach.

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