Rachel Gascoigne, 17, a senior at Dixon High School, is the October Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Jeff and Jane Gascoigne. Her brother is Nathan, 16.
Favorite class: Right now, I am really enjoying my Biology II class. We get to try a lot of different labs, and I learn a lot.
Top teacher: My top teacher was my fourth-grade teacher at Jefferson School, Mrs. Kleinmaier. She really challenged me as a student, and she helped me improve over the year.
Extracurriculars: I am captain of the volleyball team and the president of Key Club. I am also a member of National Honors Society and Band.
After graduation: I plan on attending a 4-year university and majoring in chemistry.
Paycheck: I am a cashier at Ace Hardware. The part I enjoy most about my job is all the different people I meet.
BFF: I don’t have just one best friend. My best friends are all of my teammates on the volleyball team. We have become such close friends over the past 4 years.
Favorite singer or musical group: Adele.
Favorite actor: Tom Hanks.
TV show: “Friends”
Hobbies: I enjoy scrapbooking in my free time.
Favorite game or outdoor activity: I like playing Wiffle ball with my cousins on the weekend.
Favorite food: Pasta.
Biggest fear: I would have to say that my biggest fear is letting people down. I have a lot of different responsibilities, and I am always afraid that I’m not doing the best job I possibly can.
What makes your blood boil? At times, my brother!
What kind of music makes your skin crawl? I can’t listen to any type of heavy metal music.
Survival guide: The key is to get involved in different clubs or activities right away. You can meet some of your lifelong friends this way.
I’m in the dictionary next to: I think that people would describe me as a kind person, because I am friendly to everyone I meet.
Trading spaces: I would like to go to Ireland, because the scenery looks amazing.
Read this: The last good book I read was “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. It’s about the lives of African-American maids in Mississippi in the 1960s. I really enjoyed the history that the book included, as well as the struggles that had to be overcome.