Dixon High School’s April Student of the Month: Jacob Hunkins
Jacob Hunkins, 18, of Dixon, is Dixon High School’s April Student of the Month. Jacob’s parents are Leonard and Traci Hunkins.
Favorite class: AP U.S. history. I have always been interested in history, and it has been the class that has prepared me most for college.
Least-favorite class: Psychology. I found it confusing because of the lack of factual evidence used in the field.
Favorite teacher: Since I am still in school at this time I will say all my teachers are, and have been, equally great.
School activities in which you participate: I am a member of the National Honor Society, I manage the varsity baseball team, and participate on the Scholastic Bowl team.
Do you have a job? During my breaks, I intern for Alan Cargerman, an attorney in Oregon.
How would you describe your group of friends? My friends have diverse personalities that somehow complement one another.
What will you do after high school? I will continue my education at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, this fall.
What is something you learned in high school that you think you’ll never use? Most likely I will never have to do a geometric proof again.
What kind of music are you listening to? Mostly alternative rock.
What’s one thing in your life you can’t do without? The internet. I have grown up with it being my main source of information; it would be hard to adapt in its absence.
What is your advice for surviving high school? While high school has a large influence on one’s life, you should not excessively stress over your classes, as it will only make your 4 years more strenuous. Also, take as many classes as you can, as you never know what will captivate you.
If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? I would want the construction workers to stop fixing the school and instead build a new one.
What scares you? Failure.
If you could try any job for the day, what would it be? I would be a reviewer, as I would love to get paid for simply giving opinions on different entertainment sources.
If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would it be? London. The city contains extensive history dating back to the Roman Empire and it possesses some of the most renowned museums and landmarks in the world.
What is a good book you have read recently? “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut.
What is your proudest moment? Receiving my college acceptance letters.
Who is your hero/role model? I have never really had a “role model” as I have always been taught to be my own person, rather than aspire to be like another.
What do you think your life will be like 10 years from now? I see myself receiving a doctorate in whichever field I choose to study, while simultaneously holding a stable job.
What is your life’s philosophy? “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – William Shakespeare
What is your favorite…
Food? Fish and chips
Game or activity? Baseball
Movie? “The Prestige”
TV show? Game of Thrones.
Sports team? Steelers and Cubs.