Tyler Willman, 18, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School’s November Students of the Month. His parents are Josh and Dawn Willman, and he has a brother, Cooper.
Favorite classes: Math and science.
Least-favorite class: English.
Favorite teachers: Steve Johnson and Michael Gottemoller.
School activities in which you participate: Football, basketball, baseball, National Honor Society, Rotary Club.
Civic, church, volunteer or activities in which you participate: CEO of Beyond Twin City Special Olympics Fundraiser.
How would you describe your group of friends? Mixed, many different friends.
What will you do after high school? Attend Heartland Community College in Normal and play for the Heartland baseball team.
What is something you learned in high school you think you’ll never use? Newton’s method in calculus.
What kind of music are you listening to? All different kinds, country to rap and hip-hop.
What’s one thing in your life you can’t do without? Baseball.
What is your advice for surviving high school? Work hard. Don’t blow off your education.
If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? Open campus during lunch.
What scares you? Snakes.
If you could try any job for the day, what would it be? General manager of a professional baseball team.
What do you think your life will be like 10 years from now? I hope to have a secure job somewhere in the sports world, with my own house.
If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would it be? Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.
What is a good book you have read recently? “Everyday I Fight,” by Stuart Scott.
What is your proudest moment? Organizing the Beyond Twin City Special Olympics Fundraiser.
Who is your hero/role model? My father, and also Derek Jeter.
What is your life’s philosophy? Life will most definitely knock you down time and time again, but life is about getting back up and being better than you were the last time. And also, just to be the best person that you can be not just for yourself, but for the people around you.
Shout out to: My family and friends for making me the person I am today and believing in me and supporting me every step of the way. More importantly, though, shout out to my brother for pushing me to be a positive role model and for being there to practice with and hang out with.
What is your favorite…
Food? Chocolate éclair cake
Game or activity? Slugfest 2006
Movie? “Field of Dreams”
TV show? “The Good Doctor”
Sports team? New York Yankees and Iowa Hawkeyes