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Student of the Month Taylor Lund

Senior Taylor Lund, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School’s April Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Rich and Marla Lund, and has a brother, Cody, 15, an SHS sophomore.

Favorite class: Mr. LeMay’s sociology class. I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did, but it was fascinating learning about different social behaviors and interactions.

Top teacher: Dan Chouinard; he taught algebra 3/trig my junior year. Mr. Chouinard was always willing to help anyone who needed it, and challenged me to go beyond what I thought I was capable of achieving.

Extracurriculars: Fellowship of Christian Athletes and National Honor Society

After graduation: I am attending Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.

Best friends: Jenna Brown and Cheyenne Smith. There is never a dull moment when we are together.

Favorite singers: Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood

Favorite musical groups: Coldplay, The Fray

Favorite actor: Emma Watson

Favorite TV show: “The Voice”

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, playing guitar and piano, bowling, shopping, and traveling

Favorite game or outdoor activity: Basketball

Favorite food: Chicago-style pizza

Biggest fear: Not being able to find a job after I graduate college

Least-favorite class: Consumer ed

What makes your blood boil? People who choose to be lazy

What kind of music makes your skin crawl? Screamo and heavy metal. Other than that, I listen to just about anything.

Favorite hangouts: My friends’ houses, the mall, visiting family, or just spending a nice day outdoors

High school survival guide: Never be afraid to ask questions or get extra help. Trust me, it will pay off.

Useless knowledge: Learning the different parts of an insect for the bug project in biology freshman year

I’m in the dictionary next to: Diligent. I don’t like to give up on anything too easily.

Secret twin: I would say Taylor Swift, since that used to be one of my nicknames when I was younger.

Personal trivia: Last summer, I got stuck in the middle of a zipline, and the worker there had to come and retrieve me. Let’s just say it was an interesting experience.

Dream job: It would be interesting to travel and go to a Third World country and do some missionary work for them.

Trading places: With someone who lives and works in downtown Chicago. I have always liked to visit bigger cities, so I think I would enjoy the many sights and opportunities there.

Trading spaces: Hawaii. After the long winter we had in Sterling, it would be nice to go somewhere warm!

Read this: “The Fault in Our Stars,” by John Green. If you haven’t already read it, you should read it!

Shout out to: My family, Kay Lund, Lisa Hartz, and the Shipman family. Thanks for your continual support and encouragement throughout the years! Love you guys!

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