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Dixon February Student of the Month Alexis Plumb

Alexis Plumb, 18, is Dixon High School's February Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Phillip Plumb Jr. and Christi Plumb, and has a brother, Caleb, 15, a freshman at DHS.

Favorite class: Last semester I spent a class period in the Life Skills room at DHS. It was a very rewarding experience, and I learned a lot. The students and teachers are some of the most sweet and caring people I know.

Top teacher: Principal Mike Grady. He strives every day to make DHS a better place and genuinely cares about all of his students and their success at Dixon and in their future. He knows DHS is an incredible school with an outstanding amount of opportunities, and wants the students to take advantage of them and stay involved. This year, he formed a group called the Student Advisory Committee that I have been lucky to be a part of. We meet monthly and discuss ways to help more students get involved in our school.

Extracurriculars: Class president, 4 years; National Honor Society president; Student Council member; football and basketball cheerleader all 4 years, and captain my sophomore and senior year; school musicals 3 years; and fall play this year. I also was an assistant coach for the Dixon Jr. Dukes cheerleaders for 3 years, and have volunteered as a Rock River Bible Camp counselor for five summers.

After graduation: I will be going to Edgewood College in Madison, Wis., to study child life to become a child life specialist.

Paycheck: I have been working at Arthur's Garden Deli since my sophomore year. I absolutely love it there. They are incredibly thoughtful and work around my crazy, hectic schedule.

Best friends: All of my cheer girls. I am so fortunate to have a team of hardworking girls who care for each other so much. We have been through a lot together, and I know that after graduation our friendship won't end.

Favorite singers: Andy Grammer or Gavin DeGraw

Favorite actor: Jennifer Lawrence. She's just so real, and that is what I love about her most. But she's also incredibly talented.

Favorite movies: I really love all of the cheesy, romantic Lifetime and Hallmark movies. They are completely ridiculous, but I still enjoy them. During Christmas, my mom and I record them all and then watch them during Christmas break.

Favorite TV show: "The Big Bang Theory"

Hobbies: Shopping, going on Pinterest and catching up on sleep

Favorite outdoor activity: The Friday night football games at DHS. It has always been so much fun cheering on the Dukes with some of my best friends, seeing them grow as a team over the years, and getting to connect with the fans.

Favorite food: Breakfast foods, especially my dad's chocolate chip pancakes

Biggest fear: Disappointing someone. I would hate nothing more than to know that I let someone else down and slipped of my responsibilities in some way.

Least-favorite class: Spanish. The class itself was great, and Senora Fitzanko was an awesome teacher, but I was not very good at it.

What makes your blood boil? When people don't follow through on something they said that they would do.

High school survival guide: Get involved in everything your school has to offer and form relationships with the staff. The more involved you are, the more fun you will have, and the more you feel comfortable asking your teachers for help, the more you will succeed.

Secret twin: I've been told I look like Jennifer Stone, who plays Harper Finkle on "Wizards of Waverly Place."

Personal trivia: This summer, I will be going on a missions trip to Punta Gorda, Belize, with students from Illinois and Ohio. Last summer, we all attended YouLead, a Christian leadership camp, and this year we are taking the skills we learned and putting them into practice.

Dream job: The lead in a Broadway musical. I have always loved musical theater and seeing shows.

Trading spaces: If I could go anywhere in the world, I would go to Spain. I find the culture so interesting, and the architecture is so beautiful.

Read this: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. It is coming out as a movie this June.

Shout out: To my papa, Phillip Plumb. He is extremely supportive of me.

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