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Shelby Rose Leatherman – Western Slope Ford Student of the Week

GPA: 4.04

Favorite book and the author: “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

Favorite TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy”

Favorite band or musician: Taylor Swift

After-school activities: Basketball, track, spending time with family and friends, volunteering with NHS

Parents: Roy Leatherman and Tammy Leatherman

Favorite teacher and why: Mrs. Dutch (Emma Dutch) is my favorite teacher because she cares about her students more than most teachers. She makes your time in her classroom exciting and worthwhile. She also has a great sense of humor and an attitude that lights up the room.

Personal hero and why: I have many personal heroes, but if I had to choose one it would be my mom. My mom has always supported and protected those who she loves. She is one of the strongest people I know. She has all the determination in the world. I aspire to be like her one day, hard-working, determined, smart, strong and humble.

Preferred college: University of Colorado Boulder

Dream job: Civil engineer

Highlight of your high school experience: It was after an assembly we had about caring for one another after we had recently lost a student of our school. During that assembly everyone was genuinely kind to everyone for the next few days. People were reaching out and going the extra mile for others. We would smile at each other in the hallways. It was a sense of togetherness I had never experienced before, especially at high school.

Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: I am most proud of the fact that I have over a 4.0 GPA. I work hard in every class and I am proud I have something to show for it.

Q: If you were the principal of your high school for a week, what would you do or change?
A: I would change the block schedule back to how it was last year where we went to all eight classes all five days instead of now. Currently we go to every class four times a week. The block schedule does offer students more time in class and opportunities for help, but I personally believe going to a class 45 minutes a day is more helpful because of the consistency.

Q: If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would you choose?
A: Hands down I would have dinner with Taylor Swift. She is absolutely amazing with everything she does for her fans, for herself and for people in need. She is super down to earth and her music is impactful to me.

Q: If you could live anywhere or do anything for one year, what would you do and why?
A: I would live on Pig Beach in the Bahamas for a year. Ever since I watched an episode of “The Bachelorette” or “The Bachelor” I have wanted to go there. Who wouldn’t want to spend a year in the Bahamas anyway? The fact that there are swimming pigs is just a plus.

Q: What advice would you give yourself as a freshman?
A: I would tell my freshman self to try their best, challenge themselves, try not to procrastinate, take advantage of help, have fun, go to sporting events and go to school dances.

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