She said her greatest accomplishment so far is “taking third place in state cheer.”
The third tiger scholar is senior Ethan Robinson with a GPA of 3.5. He is on NJC’s debate team. He also plays music with his band and writes.
Robinson plans on going to NJC for one year, then transferring to University of Colorado in Boulder. He plans on getting a Bachelor’s in English with a concentration in
creative writing. He got the NJC Hope Scholarship and some grants from FAFSA.
“I want to write. Just be a writer who can do Journalism. I may teach if I have
to,” he said.
“In 10 years, he sees himself living out in the woods and living off the land
basically become John Steinbeck.”
His favorite tv show is
“Everything in the show is just top-notch. Acting. Set. Story. Music. Just
everything,” he said.
“So, we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? ”said by Hunter S. Thompson is Robinson’s favorite quote.
If he could live anywhere in the world he would live in either South America or
somewhere in Scandinavia.
His favorite class is journalism and his favorite teacher is Ian Blake.
Robinson’s advice for lower classmen is,
“Concentrate on doing what you are passionate about or try to figure out what that is cause that’s important to know.”
Pursuing his music and his writing is his greatest accomplishment so far.
Lastly, senior Kayla Smithgall, member of student council, is also a tiger scholar
at a GPA of 3.8. During her time away from school she likes to volunteer.
She plans on going to NJC for two years to learn about early childhood
education. She received five scholarships; one of them being the NJC Hope
Smithgall wants to become a teacher and have a positive influence on her future students.
“In 10 years, she sees herself teaching in Sterling.
Maybe married, maybe not,” she said.
Her favorite books are by Mary Higgins Clark, which are mystery books.
“My dad is an investigator, so I like to read mystery books and try to figure them out before he does,” she said.
“A Walk To Remember is my favorite movie, because it has a good message to it,” she said.
Her favorite quote is “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” said by Eleanor Roosevelt.
If she could live anywhere in the world, Smithgall said she would live somewhere over seas.
Her favorite class is ceramics.
“I like being able to create whatever I want,” Smithgall said.
“My favorite teacher is Ms. Scott. She’s really good at aspiring kids. She doesn’t hold us back if we have a crazy idea,” she said.
“Take every opportunity you have to do something, because if you don’t, you might regret it someday,” she advised lower classmen.
Smithgall’s greatest accomplishment so far is being able to graduate high school.