What Seniors Are Saying — In step with Jacque Oberg
St. Edmond Catholic School
1 What programs and activities do you participate in?
I participate in volleyball, basketball, tennis, softball, Respect for Life, Play Like a Champion, chamber choir, concert choir, musical, National Honor Society, Eucharistic Ministering, Altar Serving, and student council.
2 What academic accomplishment are you most proud of?
The academic accomplishment I am most proud of is maintaining a cumulative GPA of 4.0 all four years of high school. It has been difficult to juggle all of my activities along with the harder classes I take, but I have pushed myself to keep good grades because in the end, the effort you put in in the classroom is what matters most.
3 What’s your best piece of advice for younger students?
My best piece of advice for younger students is to get involved and try new things. You never know, you could find something you absolutely love that you wouldn’t have even known about if you didn’t put yourself out there and try it. For example, I never picked up a tennis racket in my life, but my freshman year I decided to go out for tennis. After participating for four years, it has become one of my favorite sports and am thankful I decided to try something new. Activities outside of school are where you meet some of your best friends so why limit yourself to the things you are used to?
4 What’s your go-to song or artist?
My go-to songs are any from the movie “The Greatest Showman.”
5 What is your favorite class or subject and why?
Human anatomy and physiology. Mr. Fran Long is one of the best teachers I have had because he has taught me so much. He has piqued my interests in the medical field by making his class interesting and challenging. He has also stressed good study habits which will benefit me in the future as I go to the University of Iowa to study biology with the ultimate goal of medical school.
6 What is your favorite movie?
7 If you could have dinner with someone famous, who would it be?
The Full House cast (especially John Stamos)
8 What are you working hardest on right now?
Right now, I am working hardest on completing scholarships for next year. I have been working on getting things organized for graduation and collecting additional information I need for the University of Iowa. It’s a busy transitional time, and it is stressful but exciting while planning out my future.
9 Who is your role model in life?
I have few role models in my life, all for different reasons.
My mother, Mary Oberg, has always been there for me during the toughest moments life has thrown at me and I know she will always be there for me. She has truly shown me what it means to be a mother and for that I am very thankful.
My grandfather, Dennis Keck, is a man like no other. He has always been willing to help anyone with anything even if he doesn’t know them. He has taught me a lot of life skills, especially when it comes to fixing things. Through doing all of these things, he has shown me the qualities a good man should display.
My final role model is my grandmother, Carol Keck. My grandma has always taught me to put God first in my life and to thank God for all of the blessings he has given me. Without her advice, life would be a tough road. These three people have impacted my life in so many ways and I am so thankful for all they have done.
10What is your favorite memory from your time in Fort Dodge schools?
My favorite memory from my time at St. Edmond is my senior year homecoming week. It was an honor to be on homecoming court, but my favorite memory came at the end of the week after the football game. Almost my entire senior class gathered in the parking lot and ate chips and dip, while sitting in a circle talking about our favorite stories from our time at St. Edmond. That is one of the coolest things about going to St. Ed’s: Our class is so small and we have been through so many things together, that we really have become close to each other and it will be hard to part next fall.