Senior Paul Rod, 18, is AFC High School’s March Student of the Month. His parents are Martin and Jeannette, and his siblings are Kevin, 25; Emilie, 22; Ryan, 15, Audrey, 13; and Henry, 12.
Favorite classes: Ag mechanics, physical education, and art.
Top teacher: Travis Stauffer.
Extracurriculars: Football, basketball, baseball, FFA, and band.
After graduation: Will study electrical engineering at Sauk Valley Community College.
Paycheck: Manage my own lawn care business.
Survival guide: Don’t get shot, and always have a friend volleyball named “Wilson” if you’re stranded on a deserted island.
Best friend: Jesus, my savior.
Darts: The 1 percent who mess up things for the rest of us.
Useless knowledge: Your body replaces dead cells at such a rate that you have a new body every 7 years.
I’m in the dictionary next to: Perseverance.
Favorite musical group: Jamey Johnson.
Favorite actor: Mark Wahlberg.
Favorite movie: “Shooter.”
Favorite TV show: “Leverage.”
Favorite food: Chocolate chip pancakes.
Favorite place to shop: MC Sports.
Biggest fear: Spelling long words.
Least favorite class: Consumer education.
Personal trivia: I have had my right eardrum rebuilt after having many ear infections.
Dream job: Invent new technology or electronic gadgets.
Trading places: The early settlers, so I could see what America looked like before it was inhabited.
Trading spaces: Northern half of Florida.
Favorite website: YouTube.
Favorite trend: Mid-calf, black, Nike socks.
What would you do if you had $100,000? Save all of it, then put small portions of it in low-risk investments.
What do you wish your high school offered? Creation science class.
Advice for freshmen: Pave your own road, because if you follow others, you will get lost and your individuality will be gone.
Shout out to: Sauk Valley Community College, here I come.