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April Student of the Month Ashley Schmitt

Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 11:33 a.m. CDT
(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Senior Ashley Schmitt, 17, is Rock Falls High School's April Student of the Month. She plans to study accounting at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, where an academic scholarship will pay for her first year.

Senior Ashley Schmitt, 17, is Rock Falls High School's April Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Kevin and Jamie Schmitt of Rock Falls; her sister is Kayla Schmitt, 21, of Rock Falls.

Favorite class: Psychology. I liked learning about how our minds work.

Top teacher: Nicole Frampton, government. I liked how she used projects to help us learn.

Extracurriculars: Golf, basketball and volleyball; National Honor Society.

After graduation: I'm going to Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, to study accounting. I got an academic scholarship, so my first year is completely paid for.

Paycheck: I baby-sit.

Best friend: Katlyn Farrell, a senior at Rock Falls High School. We've been best friends since kindergarten. I can tell her anything.

Favorite singer: Luke Bryan.

Favorite actor: Matthew McConaughey.

Favorite movie: "Bridesmaids."

Favorite TV show: "Army Wives."

Hobbies: Fishing, 4-wheeling, hunting and gardening.

Favorite outdoor activity: Fishing.

Favorite food: Mexican. I usually order beef enchiladas.

Favorite places to shop: Maurices.

Where do you spend time online? Facebook.

Biggest fear: Drowning.

Pet peeve: When people don't use their turn signals.

Haunts: My boyfriend's grandma's house, my cousins' houses or outside.

I'm in the dictionary next to: Organized. People would say I'm obsessive compulsive.

Personal trivia: I was on the 11- and 12-year-old girls Little League softball team that went to central regionals in Joplin, Mo., in 2008.

Dream job: Pharmacologist.

Trading places: I'd want to trade with my aunt, Debbie, who lives in Utah, or my uncle, David, who lives in Arizona, just to see what it's like in those two places.

Trading spaces: I'd want to go to Ireland, because I have ancestors from there.

Read this: "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier. We're reading it for mystery class. It's about a man who has a big estate. His wife died, so he remarries and together they go back to the estate. The new wife doesn't change anything about it. She finds out her husband killed his first wife ... but I don't know why. I haven't gotten there yet.

What would you do if you had $100,000? I'd pay off what's left for college, then probably start my career.

What do you wish your high school offered? Agriculture classes.

Advice for freshmen? Do your homework. It catches up with you your senior year if you don't.

Shout out to: My family and my boyfriend, Nathan Mammosser, a senior at Rock Falls High School.

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