Dixon High School September Student of the Month: Jared Harrison
Jared Harrison, 17, of Dixon, is Dixon High School’s September Student of the Month. His parents are Angie and Chris Harrison and he has a brother, Jacob, 20.
Favorite class: Advanced placement U.S. History
Least favorite class: AP chemistry
Favorite teacher: Dave Stanley, AP History.
School activities: Football, track and field, class president, Scholastic Bowl, and band.
Civic, church, volunteer or activities: Teacher for children’s church at Bethel EC Church in Dixon, counselor at Rock River Bible Camp,
Do you have a job? I referee flag football and basketball games for the Sterling Park District on Saturday mornings.
How would you describe your group of friends? I have a tight-knit group that I really do everything with. My life wouldn’t be the same without them.
What will you do after high school? I will attend a 4-year university to study mechanical engineering. I have yet to decide on a college.
What is something you learned in high school that you think you’ll never use? I will never have to diagram a sentence for any reason for the rest of my life.
What kind of music are you listening to? I listen to John Mayer, Logic, Avicii, Carrie Underwood, even Huey Lewis & The News. I’ll listen to almost anything, really.
What’s one thing in your life you can’t do without? My car. I love the freedom of being able to get up and go anywhere, anytime.
What is your advice for surviving high school? Don’t panic. High school will be stressful if you worry about things that are out of your control. If you just do the best you can, and keep your priorities straight, high school will be a blast.
If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? Any class that is mostly seniors should be held on the first floor.
What scares you? Ghosts
If you could try any job for the day, what would it be? President of the USA.
If you could go anywhere in the world for free, what would it be? I would love to travel around South America through Chile and Argentina.
What is a good book you have read recently? “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
What is your proudest moment? The first day of senior year was full of personal satisfaction and realization that there actually is something after high school.
Who is your hero/role model? All my inspiration comes from my older brother Jacob. He set a high standard for me when he graduated valedictorian of the Class of 2015, and I’ve spent my entire high school career striving to accomplish the things he was able to do.
What do you think your life will be like 10 years from now? I hope to be settling down into a career in either engineering or law, and depending on my financial and social condition, I probably will be looking for a serious relationship.
What is your life’s philosophy? Stay busy becoming the best person you can be, and learn from your mistakes – but don’t let them turn into regrets.
Shout out: To my mom and dad for all their wonderful support throughout my life. I love them both very much.
What is your favorite ...
Food? Oreo cheesecake
Game or activity? Monopoly
Movie? “American Sniper”
TV show? “Rick and Morty”
Sports team? Chicago White Sox