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January Student of the Month Allie Johnson

Senior Allie Johnson, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School’s January Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Stephen and Marsha Johnson of Sterling; her brother is Trevor Johnson, a freshman at Illinois State University. The family has a dog, a cairn terrier named Karma.

Favorite class: Art or tech (graphic design). I want to go into graphic design, and I’ve always liked art, ever since I was little.

Top teacher: Stuart Roddy, art. He goes out of his way to help me with projects. He even looked up colleges for me to go to.

Extracurriculars: Golf and soccer; Student Council, Science Club and National Honor Society.

After graduation: I want to go to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and I want to go into graphic design.

Paycheck: I work at the copy shop at SBM in Sterling. I love it. There’s a lot of great people there.

Best friend: Taylor Olsen. We’ve known each other a long time.

Favorite musical group: Mumford & Sons.

Favorite actress: Melissa McCarthy.

Favorite movie: “She’s the Man.”

Favorite TV show: “New Girl” or “American Horror Story.”

Hobbies: I like to draw and paint. I snowboard. And I like to run, too.

Favorite game or outdoor activity: Soccer.

Favorite food: Peanut butter.

Favorite place to shop: Forever 21.

Favorite website:

Biggest fear: Small spaces.

Pet peeve: When you’re in the middle of a conversation with someone and they pull out their phone.

What trend do you wish would go away? UGG boots.

Haunts: I’m at Westwood a lot.

I’m in the dictionary next to: Quiet. I don’t talk that much. I’m not shy, I just don’t talk that much.

Personal trivia: I like to play the piano. I don’t take lessons or anything ... I just like to play for fun.

Dream job: Working for Pixar making animated movies.

Trading places: Leslie Knope from “Parks and Recreation.” She’s hilarious and she’s the boss of the place.

Trading spaces: We go to the Ozarks in Missouri every summer. It’s relaxing and warm.

Read this: I’m reading “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury right now for English class. It’s kind of cool; it parallels what’s going on right now with technology.

What would you do if you had $100,000? Pay for college.

What do you wish your high school offered? Lacrosse.

What’s a tip you would give freshmen for making high school life easier? Enjoy it. It goes fast.

Shout out: My parents.

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