50°FFog/MistFull Forecast

Sterling High School May Student of the Month Darien Bardoner

Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
(Philip Marruffo/
Darien Bardoner, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School's May Students of the Month. She plans to attend Aurora University, where she will play volleyball and major in speech pathology.

Darien Bardoner, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School’s May Students of the Month. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Jason Bardoner.

Extracurriculars: Volleyball, softball, National Honor Society, SHS mentor program

Favorite class: Anatomy, because I love learning about how our bodies work.

Least-favorite class: Math

Top teacher: Steve Johnson, chemistry. He is one of those teachers who will do anything for you and loves to make peoples’ days. I always looked forward to his class because it was so fun.

After graduation: I am going to Aurora University to play volleyball and major in speech pathology.

Paycheck: I baby-sit for my coaches. I love it, because I love playing with kids and being able to be a goofy kid again.

Best friend: Kaylee Martin. She’s a great athlete and an awesome friend. She always is there to make me laugh.

Favorite singer: Justin Timberlake

Favorite actor: Jennifer Aniston

Favorite movie: “We’re the Millers”

Hobbies: Volleyball or anything outside

Favorite indoor or outdoor activity: I love riding bikes and playing volleyball.

Favorite food: Tacos

Biggest fear: Feet

What makes your blood boil? When feet touch me

What kind of music makes your skin crawl? Screamo

Favorite hangout? Anywhere with my friends

High school survival guide: Walk on the right side of the hallway.

I’m in the dictionary next to: Dedicated and hardworking. I devote all of my time to sports.

Secret twin: Lindsay Lohan (when she wasn’t wild, and had red hair and freckles)

Dream job: Dolphin trainer

Trading places: With Misty May, so I could experience the feeling of winning an Olympic gold medal.

Dream destination: Australia

Read this: “The Great Gatsby”

Shout out to: My family. Thank you for always being my biggest supporters through everything.

Get breaking news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from Sauk Valley Media!

National video

Reader Poll

There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
Good idea
Bad idea
Not sure
No opinion