Student of the Week Kenton Ridge High School

Name: Levi Woode

School: Kenton Ridge High School

Grade: 12

Age: 18

Extra-curricular: Tennis, marching band, concert band, jazz band, Springfield Youth Symphony and participate in church bell choirs

Claim to fame/honors: I have received superior ratings on solos with my oboe. I played with the KR marching band in New Orleans to march in the Endymion Mardi Gras parade.

Toughest challenge: Keeping a 4.0 while taking college classes as a high schooler

Biggest influence: My parents have been my biggest role models for how to act and how to think, especially my dad.

School-day rituals: Wake up at 6:30, refuse to get up for around 45 minutes to an hour, look at the time and rush to make it to school by 7:45

What's on your bedroom walls: Three walls of yellow, one of black, with a large Pittsburgh Steelers emblem in the middle of the wall

When I'm bored I like to … Play piano, play with my dogs and hang out with friends

Favorite movie: Inception

Favorite TV show: Doctor Who, House M.D., A Series of Unfortunate Events, NCIS and Criminal Minds

Favorite musical artist: Just about any rock band from the 80's

Favorite book: This Present Darkness, by Frank Peretti

Favorite home-cooked meal: My parents' meatloaf

Favorite restaurant: Red Robin

Place where you'd love to travel: Hawaii for a few weeks

Talent you'd like to have: I wish I could play the French horn and the guitar.

Favorite school subject: Math and Chemistry

Favorite athlete: Antonio Brown

Favorite team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Something in the world I'd like to change: I wish that before people acted or spoke, they would take a few seconds and just think about what they are going to do or say.

Favorite junk food: Reese's Pieces

Best thing about high school: Meeting many of my best friends and further deepening my existing friendships

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