Student of the Week, Fruita Monument High School senior Tyler Speer

GPA: 4.43

Favorite book and its author:
“The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkien

Favorite TV show:
“Friends”

Favorite band or musician:
Frank Sinatra

After-school activities:
Soccer, Golf, Skiing, NHS

Parents:
Erik and Shari Speer

Favorite teacher and why:
Mrs. George, because she is a very personable and fun teacher. She gets to know all of her students personally and develops relationships with them.
Personal hero and why: My parents have shown me that anything is possible if I set my mind to something. They have encouraged me to be the best that I can be.

Preferred college:
Seattle Pacific University

Preferred career:
Accounting/finance

Highlight of your high school experience:
Our soccer team played Montrose my sophomore year and we had to win the game to reach the state playoffs. We won 1-0 to clinch a spot and it was an incredible experience.

Q: What accomplishment are you the most proud of?
A: I am most proud of receiving a scholarship for both my academics and athletics. I am excited to continue my education and my soccer career in college.

Q: If you were the principal of your high school for a week, what would you do or change?
A: I would implement a career development course where students could get some direction with their interests. This would allow students to focus on what they are most interested in for the future.

Q: If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would you choose and why?
A: I would have dinner with Lionel Messi because he is truly an inspiration. He has overcome such incredible obstacles along his journey to get to where he is. Being a small person myself, Messi has proven to me that you can be small and still be successful playing soccer at a high level.

Q: If you could live anywhere or do anything for one year, what would you do and why?
A: I would choose to go to Europe and travel all over for a year. Europe has so many historical landmarks and I would enjoy visiting all of those locations. I would enjoy learning about other cultures and I would go watch lots of professional soccer games during my time there.

Q: What advice would you give to yourself as a freshman?
A: I would tell myself to enjoy the high school experience. There will never be a time like high school again in your life, so get the most out of it and enjoy it to the fullest.

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