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Newman Student of the Month Christina Long

Published: Monday, April 14, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
(Philip Marruffo/pmarruffo@saukvalley.com)
Christina Long, 18, of Dixon, is Newman Central Catholic High School's February Student of the Month. She plans to become a dietician, but for now makes people happy serving ice cream at Cobblestone 51. "I enjoy seeing the customers’ smiling faces when I hand them their ice cream."

Christina Long, 18, of Dixon, is Newman Central Catholic High School’s February Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Bill and Annette Long, and has two sisters, Emily, 15, and Amber, 13.

Favorite class: The psychology class that I took last semester. We watched a lot of interesting videos about different psychological disorders.

Top teacher: Kathy Shirley, my junior high language and literature teacher. She wasn’t too strict but wasn’t too laid back. She had a fun way of helping us memorize vocab words and rules of grammar, and almost everything she taught us I still use now.

Extracurriculars: Tennis, Key Club, National Honor Society, and the school musical.

After graduation: I am going to go to Sauk Valley Community College for at least a year, and then I will transfer to a university to major in dietetics to become a registered dietitian.

Paycheck: I work at Cobblestone 51. I scoop ice cream, and make shakes, malts, and sundaes. I do like it. It is a fun job. I enjoy seeing the customers’ smiling faces when I hand them their ice cream.

Best friend: My sister, Emily. We are close in age, so we get along well and do everything together. She always makes me laugh with her sarcastic remarks and sometimes funny puns.

Favorite musical group: One Direction

Favorite actor: Sandra Bullock

Favorite movie: “Safe Haven”

Hobbies: Scrapbooking, dancing, playing the piano

Favorite outdoor activity: Tennis

Favorite food: Anything chocolate

Biggest fear: Anything involving blood

Least favorite class: Calculus

What makes your blood boil? When people don’t put on their turning signals

What kind of music makes your skin crawl? Country

Hangouts: My house or any of my friends’ houses. We like to have movie nights.

High school survival guide: Do your homework and try your best. Stay away from drama, and hang out with the right people.

Useless knowledge: Proofs

I’m in the dictionary next to: Quiet, because most of the time I am quiet, but once you get to know me better, I can be pretty talkative.

Secret twin: Someone once told me I look like Miranda Cosgrove.

Personal trivia: I have taken dance lessons for 10 years.

Dream job: A back-up dancer for any of my favorite singers.

Trading places: Any celebrity, to see what it would be like to be famous.

Trading spaces: Hawaii, because it always looks so pretty with the beaches and volcanoes.

Read this: “The Red Velvet Cupcake Murder” by Joanne Fluke. It is a mystery about a woman who owns a bakery and gets involved in all these murders that she tries to solve.

Shout out to: My mom and dad, my sisters, Emily and Amber, and my Aunt Laurie.

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