Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Local

April Student of the Month Ashley Schmitt

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.

Loading more