Sarah Stegbauer, 17, of Dixon is Dixon High School’s October Student of the Month. Her parents are Joseph Stegbauer and Carrie O’Neal, and she has three sisters, Brittany, 22, Madison, 15, and
Favorite class: AP Spanish, because I like the idea of being able to communicate with people in a language other than English.
Least-favorite class: AP U.S. History.
Favorite teacher: Wendy Fitzanko, AP Spanish.
School activities in which you participate: Volleyball, track, Student Council, and Key Club.
Civic, church, volunteer or activities in which you participate: A lot of my volunteer activities are through volleyball and track. For volleyball, I have helped paint for Habitat for Humanity and I’ve helped with Reagan Run bags and set-up. For track, I’ve helped unload soap for the YMCA and I also help run the middle school track meets.
Do you have a job? I’m a cashier at Ace Hardware and Rental.
How would you describe your group of friends? Dedicated, smart, athletic and quirky.
What will you do after high school? I plan to attend a 4-year college or university with a double major in accounting and marketing.
What is something you learned in high school that you think you’ll never use? The unit circle.
What kind of music are you listening to? I usually listen to pop, alternative, or county music.
What is your advice for surviving high school? I think that one should find a solid, supportive group of friends and get involved in as many activities as possible.
If you could change one think about your school, what would it be? It would be to add air conditioning to create a better learning environment.
What scares you? Dolls, clowns, and public speaking.
If you could try any job for the day, what would it be? I would try being an actress, because I’d like to see just how long it takes for a single scene to be shot.
If you could go anywhere in the world for free, what would it be? London.
What is a good book you have read recently? “The Last Song” by Nicholas Sparks.
What is your proudest moment? Passing my AP chemistry exam.
Who is your hero/role model? My sister, Brittany Schwarz, because she perseveres through all of her hardships and doesn’t let the tough times get her down.
What do you think your life will be like 10 years from now? I hope to be married with a steady job and just be starting a family. Hopefully I’ll also be traveling the world like I’ve always wanted to.
Is there anything else you want people to know about you? I love dad jokes.
What is your life’s philosophy? If it won’t matter in 5 years, don’t spend more than 5 minutes worrying about it.
Is there someone you would like to send a shout out to? Coaches Brandon Woodward and Lee Eastman for always encouraging me and supporting me as an athlete and student.
What is your favorite ...
Game or activity? Hostage
Movie? “A Walk to Remember”
TV show? “The Fosters”
Sports team? Chicago Blackhawks