Dixon High School December Student of the Month: Emily Drew

Emily Drew, 18, of Dixon, is Dixon High School’s December Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Rhonda and Tim Drew, and has two sisters, Katie and Rachel.

Favorite class: Probably AP literature, because we get to talk about very interesting topics.

Least-favorite class: Statistics, because it is not a subject I’m very good at.

Favorite teacher: Tom Padilla, because he makes class fun and exciting.

School activities in which you participate: Soccer, Key Club, Student Council, freshman mentoring, and Building Lasting Impressions that Never Die.

Civic, church, or other volunteer activities in which you participate: I was a part of Penguin Project and I am the 2020 Petunia Festival Queen.

What will you do after high school? I’m not sure what college I’ll be attending, but I plan to double major in biology and Spanish and eventually go to medical school.

What is something you learned in high school that you think you’ll never use? Statistics, because I am going to try stay as far away as possible from that subject.

If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? I would try to create more pep rallies or fun days when everybody at school can participate.

If you could create any new class at your school, what would it be? A finance class, because college is expensive, and I think the more knowledge you have the better off you are.

What does it take to be a successful high school student? Stay on top of your work, but also make time to engage in other school activities.

Do you have a job? I babysit, and really enjoy the surprises that may occur when you are with kids.

How would you describe your group of friends? I would say they are very supportive and like to try new things.

Who is your best friend? Madi, because she always is up to try something new.

What do you do in your free time? I play ukulele and guitar.

What kind of music are you listening to? I listen to all types of music, but recently I’ve been listening to a lot of country.

If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would it be? Spain, because I think the Spanish culture is very unique.

What is your favorite childhood memory? Our family trips to Lake Okoboji in Iowa.

What is the best way to cheer you up? Listening to music.

What is your life’s philosophy? Try your best, because you win some battles and you lose some battles, but if you try, there is nothing else you can do.

Do you have any pets? I have two dogs named Chip and Rocky.

What would you do if you received $1 billion all of a sudden? Probably first use it to go to college, then I might go on a vacation.

Your favorite:

Food: Pineapple

Musical artist: Wallows

Movie: “Get Smart”

TV show: “The Office”

Color: Purple