Kaitlyn Kristine Bauer, 17, of rural Sterling, is one of Sterling High School’s January Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Michael and Kristen Bauer, and has a sister, Grace, who is a freshman this year.
Favorite class: Algebra 3/trigonometry, because Mr. Chouinard is a really good teacher, and the class was just awesome.
Top teacher: Jeremy Edwards, biology/anatomy. He is always pushing me to improve and be better.
Extracurriculars: Basketball, soccer, National Honor Society, and the marching band.
After graduation: I will be attending the University of Missouri, majoring in biology (pre-med) and minoring in anthropology.
Paycheck: I have worked for my mom cleaning her salon since I was 12. Can’t say I enjoy it. However, it was easy to work around my studies and sports.
Best friend: I have to say my mom. I can talk to her about anything and everything. She always has good advice.
Favorite musical group: OneRepublic
Favorite actor: Chris Hemsworth, aka Thor
Favorite movie and TV show: “Star Wars” and “American Horror Story”
Hobbies: Love watching sports, and looking at iFunny.
Favorite game or outdoor activity: Basketball and all water sports
Favorite food: Hmm, a tough one: tater tot casserole or sushi?
Biggest fear: Being alone
Least favorite class: AP stats (Sorry, Mrs. Smith.)
What makes your blood boil? People who are rude and drivers who don’t use their turn signals
What kind of music makes your skin crawl? Hard rap
Favorite hangout: Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri
Key to surviving high school: Get involved in a variety of activities.
Useless knowledge: The sine, cosine, and tangent formulas of the circle
I’m in the dictionary next to: Couch, because if I have free time, that’s where you’ll find me, watching a movie.
Secret twin: I act like Kate Hudson, She’s strong-willed and witty.
Personal trivia: I named my cat “Hagen” after a good friend, Sawyer Hagen.
Dream job: Forensic pathologist
Trading places: With Dr. Michael Baden, a very successful and famous forensic pathologist. That’s what I want to do!
Trading spaces: Australia. I love their accents, and it seems to be laid back and a carefree country to live in.
Read this: “Death’s Acre,” by Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. It’s about The Body Farm forensic lab in Tennessee.
Shout out to: Kevin Cannon, Marcia Fields and Mother Teresa