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December Student of the Month Mackenzie Wolfley

Senior Mackenzie Wolfley, 18, is Dixon High School’s January Student of the Month. She plans to major in speech pathology.
Senior Mackenzie Wolfley, 18, is Dixon High School’s January Student of the Month. She plans to major in speech pathology.

Senior Mackenzie Wolfley, 18, is Dixon High School’s January Student of the Month. Her parents are Mike and Monica Wolfley of Dixon. She has a younger sister, Madalynn, 12; and a small dog named Max with a big personality.

Favorite class: Spanish, because learning a new language is a lot of fun and still challenges me.

Top teacher: My principal, Dr. Michael Grady. If I ever need anything, he is there to help as much as possible. He is always supportive and reliable. I couldn’t aks for a better administrator. 

Extracurriculars: I am in Key Club, class officers, the musical, 4-H and National Honor Society.

After graduation: I am heading to college and majoring in speech pathology. 

Paycheck: I work at the Dixon Family YMCA in the child care department. I work with the after-school kids and baby-sit younger children, while their parents work out or take classes. I absolutely love my job. It’s wonderful being able to put a smile on their faces. They say the funniest things and always know how to brighten my day.

Favorite actor: Jennifer Lawrence.

Favorite TV show: “New Girl.”

Favorite game or outdoor activity: Floating in my pool.

Biggest fear?: Disappointing the people I care about.

I’m in the dictionary next to: Optimistic. I try to see the best in people and situations. Even if things are looking down, there is always tomorrow. And if it doesn’t get better tomorrow, there’s the day after that. You have to keep your chin up!

Dream job: I would want to be a nurse in the nursery wing in a hospital. Being around all of the newborn babies and the ecstatic families would give me a strong appreciation for how precious life is.

Trading places: Audrey Hepburn. She was so iconic and the definition of fabulous. She was classy, and people really looked up to her. I would love to have her self-confidence.

What’s the last good book you read?: Anything written by Jodi Picoult is a treasure. She incorporates all of her characters into a captivating story that you can emotionally connect with.

What would you do if you had $100,000? I would use it to help pay for my college education.

What do you wish your high school offered? An informational class designated just for preparing for college. They would help you work on scholarships, looking deeper into successful careers, and set you on a path toward your future.

What’s a tip you would give freshmen for making high school life easier? Don’t be afraid to try something new. Some of my best high school memories are when I took a chance and stepped out of my comfort zone. You can meet incredible people and discover something new about yourself.

Shout out: To my family, for being so incredibly supportive of everything I do. Thank you so much!

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