Seniors of the Month

Seniors of the Month
Posted on 09/24/2019
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Allison KnappMatthew Risner
Seniors of the Month for September

Name: Allison Knapp
Parents: Tim and Angie Knapp
Address: DeGraff

School Activities and Awards: Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Choir, Softball, Soccer, SADD, Art Club, Science Club, Judo Club, National Honor Society, Laker Leadership Council, Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance and National Merit Scholar Commended Student
If I were principal for a day: I would delay the start of the school day until after 9 am, with naps after lunch for everyone. Also, I would allow book bags.
Favorite High School Memory: My favorite memories are the times spent with my friends in band and in some of my classes. 

People who have been an inspiration to me include: I'm inspired by my parents for always being there for me. Also, the teachers and coaches who take the time to teach life lessons, not just classroom lessons. 
Lately I've been reading: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
My advice to parents: Always be there to support your kids in whatever they are passionate about. Spend time with them and make sure they know that you love them.
My Biggest Regret: I regret not trying soccer and judo sooner in high school. Next Year: I will be attending an undecided college for Mechanical Engineering.

Name: Matthew Risner
Parents: Scott and Deborah Risner
Address: Huntsville

School Activities: Golf, National Honor Society, Key Club, Business Professionals of America, SADD, Improv Club, Buckeye Boys State, Honda Achievement Breakfast, Honor Roll and Attendance Awards, Scholar Athlete Award, West Point Leadership Award, Baseball, Basketball statistician


If I were principal for the day: I would bring in catered Chipotle for lunch, have people watch Crash Course videos for their academics, and let everybody have their phones. 

Favorite School Memory: The list is too long! I simply cannot list all the jokes and memories my friends and I have made throughout the years. 

People who have been an inspiration to me: 
My sister, Jordan Risner, and my Brother, Kendall Lewis, are inspirations to me. They both worked really hard through school and they have given me great advice on problems, big or small. 

Lately I’ve been reading: The Alchemist by Paul Coelho

My advice to parents: If your kids want to try something new, give them all your love and support. If they fail or make mistakes, love them more. 

My Biggest Regret: I should have taken more business classes to obtain a Business Certificate. 

Next Year I will be: I will be attending a four-year university to earn my Bachelors Degree in Statistics.