Northwestern High School Student of the Week

Kate Pederson
Kate Pederson

Name: Kate Pederson

School: Northwestern High School

Grade: 12th

Age: 15

Extra-curricular: Tennis, swim, colorguard, National Honor Society, Director of Social Media for Standing Up To POTS

Claim to fame/honors: National Honor Society, 1st Team CBC, 2nd Team CBC, Special Mention CBC, Clark County Second Singles Champion, Jan Van Gorder Scholar

Words you live by: "Be the change you wish to see in the world"

Toughest challenge: Balancing academics and extracurriculars

Biggest influence: My mom

School-day rituals: Wake up early, do yoga, drink green tea

What's on your bedroom walls: Framed tennis posters and plaques, quotes, a calendar

When I'm bored I like to … hike with my dog, workout, or shop

Favorite movie: The Best of Me

Person who would play you in a movie: Gal Gadot

Favorite TV show: 911

Favorite musical artist: Julia Michaels

Favorite book: Make Your Bed

Favorite home-cooked meal: Steak with garlic bread and asparagus

Favorite restaurant: Fusion

Whose mind would you like to read: My dog's

Place where you'd love to travel: Barcelona, Spain

Talent you'd like to have: Be able to sing

Favorite school subject: Chemistry with Mr. Bagienski

Favorite athlete: Serena Williams

Favorite team: The Northwestern Warriors

Something in the world I'd like to change: Show more compassion for others, even if you don't know them

Favorite high school moment: Hanging out with my friends on and off the court

Favorite junk food: Mac and Cheese

Best thing about high school: Defining who you are as a person