What Seniors Are Saying: In step with Zoe Assadipour

St. Edmond High School

Editor’s note: This new Q&A will feature high-performing seniors from Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond High School throughout the school year.

1. What programs and activities do you participate in?

Some programs and activities I participate in are concert choir, show choir, chamber choir, Dorian honor choir, concert band, jazz band, Diocesan honor band, NCIBA honor band, IHSMA solo ensemble, speech/drama club, National Honor Society, NCYL, Students in the Arts, Steubenville conference, Eucharistic minister, respect for life, vacation Bible school, powder puff football, football cheerleading, wrestling cheerleading, tennis, and musical.

2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of?

The academic accomplishment I am most proud of is always being on the honor roll and being able to keep a 3.89-4.0 GPA despite the difficult courses and numerous activities I’m enrolled in.

3.What’s your best piece of advice for younger students?

Understand the importance of each class you take throughout high school and don’t take for granted the opportunities you are given. Give your complete effort in everything you do and only your best work; always have high standards for yourself! I highly recommend being involved in as many extracurriculars as possible. In activities, you are able to meet new people and get out of your comfort zon. It may be stressful at times, but if you have a true passion and love for everything you’re involved in, that is all that matters at the end of the day.

4. What’s your go-to song or artist?

Picking a favorite go-to song or artist for me is difficult. However, Africa by Toto will always be a classic.

5. What is your favorite class or subject and why?

Music has a special place in my heart, but my favorite subject would be math, especially algebra related courses. I absolutely love problem-solving, patterns, the several approaches, and how the answers are black or white, as it is either correct or incorrect.

6. What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is “13 Going on 30.”

7. If you could have dinner with someone famous, who would it be?

If I could have dinner with someone famous, living or deceased, I would choose Saint Mother Teresa.

8. What are you working hardest on right now?

I’m currently working the hardest on managing my time between homework, while filling out scholarships and applying to colleges/universities.

9. Who is your role model in life?

I’m so blessed to have so many great role models in my life through family, friends, and teachers. One of my biggest role models I try to embody each day would be my past band instructor, Kelly Weber.

10. What is your favorite memory from your time in Fort Dodge schools?

One of my favorite memories from my time at St. Edmond would have to be the jazz band season of my sophomore year. We placed first in every competition and eventually were night finalists at Iowa Jazz Championships. We overall placed second for the second time in school history.