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Diane Petelo – Western Slope Ford Student of the Week

Senior
Palisade
High School
GPA: 4.3

Favorite book and its author:
“The Forsaken” by Tim Tzouliadis

Favorite TV show:
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Favorite band or musician:
Post Malone

After-school activities:
Hanging out with family and friends and the dog.

Parents:
Tisha and Pelasio Petelo

Favorite teacher and why:
Adam Korte. Mr. Korte and I have gotten to know each other quite well. He has really helped me excel in my studies and push me to be to best student and
person I can be. He has also taught me to look at the world around me in a new perspective and brought significant insight into my life and has been a key
factor in helping me grow into an adult.

Personal hero and why:
Sandra Nunez. Mrs. Nunez was my old music teacher in middle school. She taught me that no matter where you come from or whatever your background is, you can fulfill your dreams. She always said that a dream is not a true dream unless you work hard each and every day to reach it.

Preferred college:
Claremont McKenna College

Dream job:
Psychiatrist

Highlight of your high school experience:
I have loved being able to experience so many clubs and to learn so many things that are not just school related but are applicable to life. I have also really  enjoyed being able to get the best education that I can within a loving community that is created at Palisade High School.

What accomplishment are you the proudest of?
My proudest accomplishment is really realizing how much I have grown academically and personally. When I began high school, I was not sure what the future had in store for me, all I knew was that I could face any challenge that came my way. And being a part of the IB program can be a challenge but I have learned so much and hard work is paying off!

If you were the principal of your high school for a week, what would you do or change?
If I was the principal for one day I would work to get to know every student and staff member and really learn who they are as a person and what makes them unique. Relationships are important and having strong relationships with others is good for the mind, body and soul.

If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would you choose and why?
I would choose to have dinner with Charles Darwin. He was the father of the theory of evolution and even when no one would believe his discovery he still pursued his passion and eventually changed the world by doing something that he was interested in.

If you could live anywhere or do anything for one year, what would you do and why?
I would go to South America to study their culture and how it differs from ours. South America is beautiful and home to many exotic creatures. There is so much to explore and the adventures would be wild!

What advice would you give to yourself as a freshman?
I would tell myself that with each new day comes new strengths and thoughts. Don’t get stuck on something that happened yesterday because that would only  prevent you from being the best you possible.

 

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Samuel Adamson – Western Slope Ford Student of the Week

Senior
Grand Junction
High School
GPA: 4.22

Favorite Book and its author:
“The Complete Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Favorite TV Show:
“Parks and Recreation”

Favorite band or musician:
Drake

After-school activities:
Computer Programming Club, Olympic-style weightlifting and spending time with friends or family.

Parents:
Dag and Deanne Adamson

Favorite teacher and why:
Mr. Couch is my favorite teacher because he has a very inspirational backstory and has overcome some very tough challenges. He works hard to instill some of that inspiration into his students.

Personal hero and why:
Arnold Schwarzenegger. He demonstrates that with a strong will and hard work it is possible to achieve your goals no matter how difficult they are to achieve.

Preferred college:
California Polytechnic State University

Dream Job:
I want to create and run a successful business.

Highlight of your high school experience:
Becoming friends with some of the most awesome people I have ever met. They have shaped me as a person and supported me through some very rough times.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Earlier this year I tore a ligament in my right knee. I have had a long road to recovery but I am finally at full strength and able to do all the activities that I want to.

If you were the principal of your high school for a week, what would you do or change?
I would reorganize the freshman schedule so it’s the same as all the other classes. When I was a freshman our schedules were the same and I didn’t think it was an issue at all. The recent change that made it so their bell schedule was different seems to just confuse things.

If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would you choose and why?
I would choose Chuck Norris so that I can tell people that I’ve eaten dinner with Chuck Norris. That would definitely be something that I would never forget.

If you could live anywhere or do anything for one year, what would you do and why?
I would live in a big city like Los Angeles or New York so I can understand what that’s like. I don’t really know because I’ve lived in Grand Junction pretty much my whole life.

What advice would you give to yourself as a freshman?
I would advise myself be more outgoing. I would tell myself to take advantage of some of the clubs and extra-curricular activities at my school. Also, try to stop  worrying so much about my future and just stop and smell the roses every once in a while.

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Michael Sean Wilson – Western Slope Ford Student of the Week

Senior
Fruita Monument
High School
GPA: 4.46

Favorite book and its author:
“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

Favorite TV show:
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Favorite band or musician:
Hans Zimmer

After-school activities:
Speech and Debate, drama, NHS, TILE

Parents:
Amanda McSweeney, Gary Wilson

Favorite teacher and why:
While there are many who I want to put on this list, that honor would have to go to Mrs. Ludwig. She has always cared about my  emotional state before academics, and we have formed an extremely close relation over the past three years. She pushed me to  challenge myself and join many of the clubs that I now love. However, Mrs. Gross, Crabtree, and McCorkle are right there in the  running.

Personal hero and why:
My mother. She has always been patient and there for me when I needed her. She is the most perseverant person I know, and has  always inspired me to try my hardest on everything I attempt.

Preferred college:
University of Michigan or the University of Chicago

Dream job:
Criminal attorney

Highlight of your high school experience:
Being the current, and two-time regional champion in Original Oratory on the Western Slope.

What accomplishment are you the most proud of?
Being the first person from the Western Slope to ever make top 60 in the nation in Speech for Speech and Debate.

If you were the principal of your high school for a week, what would you do or change?
I would move CAT Time, Collaborative Access Time (what a splendid acronym), back to right before lunch, so that way, just for one  lunch, all the students at Fruita Monument could again have long lunch. I would also abolish student senate.

If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would you choose and why?
Abe Lincoln. While the man was by no means perfect, I would love to get his opinion on the state of party politics in the nation today.  Also, I would love to know his thoughts on many questions that people have about his beliefs and actions, and how he was able to keep the Union together during such trying times.

If you could live anywhere or do anything for one year, what would you do and why?
I would live in Ireland for a year if I had the chance. That’s where a majority of my family is from, and I would love to be able to see  where my ancestors came from. Also the country is beautiful and green, something that is severely lacking when living in a desert.

What advice would you give to yourself as a freshman?
Get involved. So often we get caught up in academics and fail to realize that the best and arguably most important part of school  comes from getting involved in clubs and community around us. So I would ask myself to spend less time worrying about getting perfect scores on tests, and more time trying out different ways to give back to the community that has helped shaped you.

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Yaima Rosado Marte – Western Slope Ford Student of the Week

Senior
Central
High School
GPA: 4.08

Favorite book and its author:
“City of Heavenly Fire” by Cassandra Clare

Favorite TV show:
“Criminal Minds”

Favorite band or musician:
Panic! at the Disco

After-school activities:
My Alpha Theta

Parents:
Emmanuel Rosado Nieves and Marilyn Marte Manzano

Favorite teacher and why:
Mark Kessler, my German language teacher, because he’s pretty friendly, funny and approachable. Also, I’ve been his student for four  years so I feel comfortable enough with him that I can joke around with him.

Personal hero and why:
There are two, my mom and my dad. They are my heroes because they’ve taught me how working hard can take you far in life, and how the hard work and effort put into doing something can make the end result all the more rewarding. They’ve taught me that I can’t  give up just because something seems hard and prove that anything can be done with hard work and a positive attitude. Also, besides  that they have always supported and helped me whenever, which gives me the courage to keep moving forward toward the future.

Preferred college:
University of Northern Colorado

Dream job:
Speech-language pathologist

Highlight of your high school experience:
I would have to say when I was part of the school play, “Almost Maine” my sophomore year. It was an amazing experience to be able  to participate in something that was so new to me and also being able to meet new people.

What accomplishment are you the most proud of?
I would say being nominated for Student of the Week is probably the one I am most proud of.

If you were the principal of your high school for a week, what would you do or change?
I would make it so that the students could have more in-depth meetings about scholarships, the college application process and  financial aid/FAFSA.

If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would you choose and why?
I think Maya Angelou because she was such a strong and inspirational person even after having gone through so much as she grew  up. I just find it so inspiring how she was able to find the strength in herself to keep moving forward when many others would’ve given  up.

If you could live anywhere or do anything for one year, what would you do and why?
I think I would live in Greece with my family for a year because Greece is such a beautiful place filled with interesting and intriguing  history and myths. Also, it would be pretty cool to be able to hear and maybe learn the language firsthand. Also, learning about their  culture and even experiencing it myself with those close to me would be pretty amazing.

What advice would you give to yourself as a freshman?
Take life one day at a time, and don’t focus solely on the future because you’ll miss the spontaneous and bright moments in the present that are worth remembering.

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Samuel Adamson – Western Slope Ford Student of the Week

Senior Grand Junction High School GPA: 4.22 Favorite Book and its author: “The Complete Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Favorite TV Show: “Parks and Recreation” Favorite band or musician: Drake After-school activities: Computer Programming Club,... read more

Michael Sean Wilson – Western Slope Ford Student of the Week

Senior Fruita Monument High School GPA: 4.46 Favorite book and its author: “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak Favorite TV show: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Favorite band or musician: Hans Zimmer After-school activities: Speech and Debate, drama, NHS, TILE Parents: Amanda... read more

Yaima Rosado Marte – Western Slope Ford Student of the Week

Senior Central High School GPA: 4.08 Favorite book and its author: “City of Heavenly Fire” by Cassandra Clare Favorite TV show: “Criminal Minds” Favorite band or musician: Panic! at the Disco After-school activities: My Alpha Theta Parents: Emmanuel Rosado Nieves and... read more

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