Priscilla Tennison, 19, from Glendale, Kentucky, is Polo High School’s October Student of the Month. Her parents are Jim and Debra Tennison. She has four brothers, Jimmy, 35; Daniel, 31; Josiah, 27; Micah, 21; and a sister, Naysa, 23.
Favorite class: Art, I love art and self expression. It helps me move toward the career I want.
Least-favorite class: Yearbook. I feel like there is not much to do there and making it a bit boring.
Favorite teacher: Jesse Culbertson, physical education. He cares about his job, and he is kind to every student.
School activities in which you participate: Drama Club, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Outdoor Club, and Student Council
Other activities in which you participate: Polo Area Community Theatre
How would you describe your group of friends? Very close, understanding, and very motivational. They make me feel important.
What will you do after high school? I will attend Sauk Valley Community College for art, and finish my education at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
What is something you learned in high school that you think you will never use? Using imaginary numbers in math.
What kind of music are you listening to? Pop and vaporwave
Is there a celebrity whom you look, act, or feel like? I act a lot like Finn Wolfhard, because he is very dorky and awkward but in a sweet way.
What’s the one thing in your life you can’t do without? Only counting tangible objects, I would say my phone because I can stay connected to people even when I move away.
What is your advice for surviving high school? Stay out of the drama, focus on your studies, and find real friends you can be yourself around.
If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? I wish we could put more money into the arts, since we put most of the money into sports. Art is very important.
What scares you? Failing in life. I work hard and I do not want to fail and disappoint my family.
What’s something about you that nobody knows? I cannot sleep facing the room or with an open door in the room.
If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would it be? Japan. I love the culture and I would love to see their beautiful country.
What is the last good book you read? “Call Me By Your Name,” by Andre Aciman. It is about a short-lived love between two young people in Italy in the 1980s.
What is your proudest moment? When I placed in a local art contest. It made me realize that my art is worth it and I have a chance in that field.
Who is your hero or role model? My mom. She sacrificed a lot and worked hard to get here, and she never complains. She did what she could to provide for her kids.
What do you think your life will be like 10 years from now? I hope to be married, have kids, and be working a job that I love. However things work out, I hope to be happy.
Is there anything else you would want people to know about you? I can memorize lyrics to foreign songs and remember them even if I go 5 years without hearing the songs.
Shout out to: My cousin Claudia
What is your favorite ...
Food: Curry and Rice
Game or activity: Drawing
Movie: "Lord of the Rings"
TV show: "Tiger and Bunny"
Sports team: Green Bay Packers