Calista Joy Miller Crone, 18, of Dixon is Dixon High School's February Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Annette Miller and Dana Crone, and she has a brother, Cameron.
Favorite class: AP Spanish. It not only teaches you the language, but also the cultures of many Spanish-speaking countries. I find it very interesting.
Least-favorite class: I really enjoy all of my classes this year, but any of the math classes I have taken in previous years were my least favorite.
Favorite teachers: Wendy Fitzanko and Kelly Gingras.
School activities in which you participate: Band, Key Club, and publications, which is the newspaper and yearbook.
Civic, church, or volunteer activities in which you participate: I volunteer through Key Club and also mentor freshmen through our school’s mentoring program.
Do you have a job? I am tutoring, and also help with a tumbling class at Centerstage.
How would you describe your group of friends? All of my friends have very unique personalities and are all sweet and caring. They never fail to make me laugh.
What will you do after high school? I am going to attend Sauk for 2 years and hopefully I decide on my major. Then I’ll probably either transfer to Northern Illinois University or Western Illinois University to get my bachelor’s degree and possibly master’s degree.
What is something you learned in high school that you think you’ll never use? I doubt that I will ever need to use geometric proofs.
What kind of music are you listening to? I listen mostly to pop music, but I listen to all kinds of music, such as ’80s music.
What’s one thing in your life you can’t do without? My family
What is your advice for surviving high school? Manage your time and make sure that you get everything done that absolutely needs to be done first before extracurriculars.
If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? I would add more parking spaces because currently there are not enough.
What scares you? Being far away from my family.
If you could try any job for the day, what would it be? Fashion designer, because it would be fun to make and design clothes.
If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would it be? Anywhere in Europe.
What is a good book you have read recently? “The Marked Girl,” by Lindsey Klingele.
What is your proudest moment? When I was chosen to go to Girls State over the summer.
Who is your hero or role model? My mom, because she always has been there for me, and I hope one day to be as wonderful of a person as she is.
What do you think your life will be like 10 years from now? It is hard to say what my life will be like in 10 years, but I hope that I will have a job that I absolutely love. If I am not living in Dixon, I will probably live somewhere close because I do not see myself moving far from my family.
Is there anything else you want people to know about you? I have a passion for dancing and I have been dancing at Centerstage for 11 years. This year, since I am a senior, I get to perform a tap solo in our recital, April 27 to 28 at Centennial Auditorium in Sterling.
What is your life’s philosophy? Not everything in life is good, but there can be something good found in everything.
Shout out to: My family, for always being there for me and supporting me in everything I do; my friends, for always putting a smile on my face and having my back; and finally, to all of my teachers who have made me the successful student I am today.
What is your favorite ...
Game? Clue or Euchre
Movie? Anything Disney and the "Harry Potter" movies
TV show? "The Middle" and "Manifest"
Sports team? Minnesota Vikings