Lea Koning, 17, a senior at Ashton-Franklin Center High School in Ashton, is the September Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Matt and Sue Koning, and the sister of Cassidy, 15, and Lane, 9.
Favorite class: Any ag class
Top teacher: Mr. Petitt and Mr. Jackson
Extracurriculars: NHS, Student Council, volleyball, basketball, softball, and FFA
After graduation: Attend the University of Wisconsin in Platteville to major in ag business.
Paycheck: MSK Enterprises in Amboy; I also have my own T-shirt business
BFF: Cassidy, my sister
Favorite musical group: Anything country
Favorite actor: Channing Tatum
Favorite movie: “Footloose” (the original)
Favorite TV show: “Sweet Home Alabama”
Favorite food: Steak and mashed potatoes
Favorite place to shop: The Buckle
Biggest fear: I’m afraid of mice.
Least favorite class: Spanish
Darts: Messy places; I need to clean them.
What kind of music makes your skin crawl? Rap that I can’t understand
Survival guide: Always do your best, even for the small things.
What’s a tip you would give freshmen for making high school life easier? Be responsible, respectful, and have self-motivation to make high school a great 4 years.
Useless knowledge: The end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
I’m in the dictionary next to: Organized
Secret twin: Anne Hathaway
Personal trivia: I show cattle and sew dresses.
Dream job: My dream job is to be an ag sales rep. I have a passion for agriculture.
Trading places: Carrie Underwood; she has great legs.
Trading spaces: Miranda Lambert
Read this: “The Game Changer”
Favorite website: Pinterest.com
Favorite trend: Sperry Topsiders; I wear them every day
What would you do if you had $100,000? I would pay for college and start my life.
What do you wish your high school offered? Open campus
Shout out to: My parents are always there for me, and all of my teachers have taught me outstanding life.