Katy Hess, 17, of Polo, is the Polo Community High School November Student of the Month. She is the daughter of John and Jan Hess and has a sister, Audrey.
Favorite class: Psychology, because it’s super interesting to learn about the mind.
Least-favorite class: Bio 105, only because it’s the hardest class I take.
Favorite teacher: Betsy Scott, because I’ve spent so much time with her between cheer and school.
If you could create any new class at your school, what would it be? A class that included lessons in taxes, resumes and parenting skills.
School activities in which you participate: Student Council, Spanish Club, Outdoor Club, National Honor Society, cheerleading
Civic, church, or other volunteer activities in which you participate: Before COVID-19, I walked dogs at Granny Rose Animal Shelter.
Do you have a job? I work at Ciminos in Polo. I enjoy the flexibility with my schedule.
How would you describe your group of friends? Crazy and always good for a laugh..
What will you do after high school? I plan to attend college, possibly at Sauk Valley Community College or cheering at the University of Dubuque in Iowa. I don’t know what my major will be yet.
What is something you learned in high school that you think you’ll never use? How to find the derivative of a function and (no offense, Mrs. Plock).
If you could change one thing about your school, what would it be? I would add a matted large room for the cheerleaders to practice in.
What does it take to be a successful high school student? Do everything assigned, that’ll keep your grades up and allow you to learn the stuff easier.
What do you do in your free time? I work, and sometimes I do art. I’ve recently started doing cross-stitching.
What’s one thing in your life you can’t do without? My car, because I am always going places.
What kind of music are you listening to? I listen to just about everything, but when driving somewhere it’s always country.
What scares you? Spiders and any kind of bugs never fail to scare me.
If you could try any job for the day, what would it be? A nurse, because I would love to go that path, but I can’t handle gross stuff. So a day to see what it’s like would be perfect.
If you could go anywhere in the world for free, where would it be? I would go to an over-water hut in the Caribbean, because it sounds so serene.
What is your favorite childhood memory? Playing made-up games with my best friend Alyssa during recess. We’d play flying squirrels, ninja, and cow prodding.
What is the best way to cheer you up? Just make me laugh.
What is your life’s philosophy? “It probably could get worse, and it will always get better”
Is there anything else you want people to know about you? I love band. I have been playing for 8 years now and have learned to play three instruments.
What is your favorite:
Food: Steak and fries
Musical artist: Why Don’t We Band
Movie: “The Sandlot”
TV show: “The Office”
Sports team: Navarro Cheer
Source: The Daily Chronicle