Senior Lindsay McCoy, 18, of Amboy, is Amboy High School’s January Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Doug and Brenda McCoy; her brothers are Gregory, 22, and Robert, 21.
Favorite class: My favorite class always has been math, not only because I’ve had an awesome teacher, but also because there’s only one right answer. I really like problem-solving.
Top teacher: Cynthia Carlson. She was my teacher for algebra II and pre-calculus. She always has a special trick to remember for each problem. She makes it really easy and fun to learn.
Extracurriculars: I’ve been on the Amboy Dance Team all 4 years of high school and I’m a new member of the basketball cheer team. I’m also a member of the Spanish Honor Society.
After graduation: I plan to attend the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn and study baking and pastry arts. My dream is to open a bakery some day.
Best friend: Whitni Hart. We’ve been best friends since fourth grade. There’s never a dull moment when we’re together.
Favorite singer: Justin Timberlake
Favorite actor: Tommy Lee Jones
Favorite TV show: “The Walking Dead”
Favorite hobby: Baking for my friends and family
Favorite outdoor activity: Taking walks
Favorite food: My mom’s cheesy potatoes
Biggest fear? Snakes
Least favorite class: Science
What makes your blood boil? When I see bad grammar or a typo
What kind of music makes your skin crawl?: Screamo. To me it seems like a bunch of random words.
High school survival guide: Keep yourself busy and stick to your morals.
Useless knowledge: I learned how to build a sawhorse in an agriculture class my freshman year. I don’t think I’ll ever need to do that again.
I’m in the dictionary next to: Witty. I inherited my dad’s dry sense of humor. You could say I’m always cracking hilarious jokes.
Personal trivia: I’m terrified of public speaking.
Dream job: Personal shopper. I would love to spend someone else’s money.
Trading places: With anyone in the royal family. It would be interesting to see how they live their daily lives. Who wouldn’t want to hang out with royalty?
Trading spaces: I would go to Ireland. I’ve always wanted to travel there, and I would love to learn more about my heritage.
Read this: “Tuesdays with Morrie,” by Mitch Albom. It’s a true story about Morrie Schwartz in his last days. He has a lot of insightful things to say about life. I could read it a hundred more times.
Shout out to: I’d like to give a shout out to my guidance counselor, Glenn Sauter, and thank him for everything he’s done for me to help figure out my future. I’d also like to give a shout out to my Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities teacher Le Hartman. She has made CEO a great experience, and has helped me improve myself greatly.