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Dixon Student of the Month: Thomas Whitcombe

Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Thomas Whitcombe, 18, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's May Student of the Month. He plans to attend Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, where he will major in political science in pursuit of a law degree, just like his dad, Dixon attorney Paul Whitcombe.

Thomas Alan Whitcombe, 18, of Dixon, is Dixon High School's May Student of the Month. He is the son of Paul and Reni Whitcombe, and has a brother, David, and sisters Sara and Esther.

Extracurriculars: I am involved in a variety of bands, including, but not limited to, one of the top municipal bands in the state, the Rock River Jazz Band, and the worship team at my church.

Favorite class: Band, because I love playing music.

Least-favorite class: I don’t have a least-favorite class. All classes have moments where I enjoy them and most have moments when I don’t.

Top teacher: Mr. Stanley, World History and AP U.S. History. I enjoyed his lectures and class discussions.

After graduation: I am attending Northern Illinois University and plan to major in political science, then pursue a law degree.

Paycheck: I work at my father’s law office doing secretarial work. I enjoy it, because it has a very flexible schedule, which allows me to be heavily involved in music.

Best friend: I do not have a single best friend, but among my closest would be my father and brother.

Favorite singer: Frank Sinatra

Favorite musical group: Here Come The Mummies

Favorite actor: Christian Bale

Favorite movie: "The Dark Knight Rises"

Favorite TV show: "Sherlock"

Favorite game: I love strategy games, both virtual and tabletop versions.

Favorite activity: Spending time with friends and family.

Favorite food: Pot roast

What makes your blood boil? When people demand I do something.

What kind of music makes your skin crawl? I don’t like heavy metal.

Favorite hangouts: My house, Lowell Park, and various other places, all for different reasons.

High school survival guide: Don’t take it too seriously and have fun.

Useless knowledge: Most of what I learned in school I will never use in the real world, but that doesn’t mean it’s not interesting.

I'm in the dictionary next to: People describe me as sarcastic, because I tend to be just that.

Secret twin: Nathan Fillion reminds me of myself in many of his roles.

Personal trivia: I really enjoy singing and playing various instruments, including piano, trumpet, guitar, and pretty much whatever I can get my hands on.

Dream job: I would want to be a presenter on the British TV show "Top Gear."

Trading places: I think it would be interesting to trade places with just about anyone for a day, so that I could see the world through a different set of eyes.

Dream destination: I would love to go to Europe and, starting in England, drive through as many countries as possible.

Read this: I would recommend "Freakonomics" and its sequels to anyone who enjoys nonfiction, and to any fiction fans I would suggest both "Watchers" and "Lighting" by Dean Koontz.

Shout out to: I would like to say hi to my family and my girlfriend, Anna Curtis.

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