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Rock Falls High School January Student of the Month: Keyon Wolber

Keyon Wolber is Rock Falls High School's January Student of the Month. After high school, he plans to continue his academic and athletic pursuits in college, and become a physical therapist or an athletic trainer.
Keyon Wolber is Rock Falls High School's January Student of the Month. After high school, he plans to continue his academic and athletic pursuits in college, and become a physical therapist or an athletic trainer.

Keyon Lamont Wolber, 18, of Rock Falls, is Rock Falls High School’s January Student of the Month. His parents are Sheli and Aaron Buntjer, and he has a sister, Hayden Buntjer.

Favorite class: Sociology. I enjoy learning about how and why people act the way they do in groups.

Least-favorite class: Math. It’s my worst subject.

Favorite teacher: Mark Truesdell, because he’s good at giving you a taste of what college will be like, and he doesn’t try to sugarcoat anything.

School activities in which you participate: Varsity football, basketball, and track and field.

How would you describe your group of friends? Very outgoing and easy to get along with.

What will you do after high school? I plan to continue my academic and athletic career at the collegiate level.

What is something you learned in high school that you think you’ll never use? The Pythagorean Theorem.

What kind of music are you listening to? I listen to rap and R&B music pretty exclusively. It’s the one thing in my life I can’t do without.

What is your advice for surviving high school? Don’t get so worked up about what’s going on, because most of your lifelong friends are going to be people during or after college. Most of the people we hang around in high school are people we grew up with and not necessarily people we fit in with.

If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? I would change how disconnected some of my classmates have become from extracurricular activities in these past 4 years. 

What scares you? Failure.

If you could try any job for the day, what would it be? I would be a rapper, because rap music and pop culture in general have a big influence on my life. I think it would be a great experience to perform my favorite music.

If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would it be? I would go to Europe, because I’ve always wanted to visit places such as Italy, Rome and Greece.

What good book have you recently read? “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas.

What is your proudest moment? When I received my first college acceptance letter.

Who is your role model? J. Cole (an American rap artist). 

Can you imagine your life 10 years from now? I think I’ll be married with one or two kids, and I’ll be working as either a physical therapist or an athletic trainer.

What else do you want people to know about you? I’ve become very outgoing since my freshman year, and I love meeting new people and going to new places.

What is your life’s philosophy? If people don’t do things that are crazy, they aren’t big enough.

What is your favorite …

App? Snapchat

Food? Biscuits and gravy

Activity? Running and lifting

Movie? “Menace to Society”

TV show? “Everybody Hates Chris”

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