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April Student of the Month Jessica Hicks

Jessica Hicks, 17, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s April Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Lori Hicks of Rock Falls and Jeff Hicks of Sterling. Her siblings are Jennifer Hicks of Chicago and Levi and Jacob Hicks, both of Rock Falls.

Favorite classes: Psychology, because learning why people do the things they do really fascinates me. Also AP studio art, because it’s a very open-ended class. If you put in the work, you’ll get a good grade.

Top teacher: Heather Shore. She is my AP art teacher and, even though the class is an advanced class, she still manages to keep the class fun. Her way of teaching is totally rad!

Extracurriculars: I’m a B.L.I.N.D leader, I’m in Junior Optimist Club, Spanish Club, Science Club, Library Club, and I was a member of the volleyball team. I am also the National Honor Society treasurer.

After graduation: I plan to attend Northern Illinois University to major in psychology. I want to become a juvenile counselor.

Paycheck: I have had the pleasure to baby-sit the same boy for about 6 years now, Kainan Echebarria. I love baby-sitting him. He is such a great kid, and I’m glad I’ve gotten to watch him grow up.

Best friend: Melissa Villa. She is a great friend, because not only is she hilarious, but she also is always there for me when I need her.

Favorite singer or musical group: As long as it’s not country, I’ll listen to it.

Favorite actor: Mark Wahlberg. He is amazing.

Favorite movie: “The Blind Side”

Favorite TV show: “Friends”

Hobbies: Art

Favorite game or outdoor activity: Volleyball

Favorite food: Cheesy potatoes

Biggest fear: Drowning

Least favorite class: Pre-calc

What makes your blood boil? When people say I’m not trustworthy

What kind of music makes your skin crawl? Country

Where are some of the places you like to hang out? Melissa’s house, because her mom always makes good food.

High School survival guide: Get involved.

Useless knowledge: Imaginary numbers

Dream job: I would be a detective in the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI. 

Trading spaces: I would go to Italy, because I find the ancient buildings interesting, and Italian food is awesome.

Read this: “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks. I would tell you more, but I’m in the middle of reading it.

Shout out to: My boyfriend of 4 years, Thomas Wei. I know I can always count on him for anything, he is an all around amazing guy, and I’m so lucky to have him. Also I would like to give a shout out to my momma. Love you!

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