Griffin Messer

Student of the Week Northeastern High School

Name: Griffin Messer

School: Northeastern High School

Grade: 11

Age: 16

Extra-curricular: Soccer, Marching Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Indoor Percussion, Quick Recall, Young Life, Student Government, Leo Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society

Claim to fame/honors: Maintaining a 4.0 GPA while being heavily involved in school activities

Words you live by: “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert Kennedy

Toughest challenge: Finding my purpose

Biggest influence: My dad

School-day rituals: Snoozing my alarm for approximately one hour

When I’m bored I like to … Listen to music

Favorite movie: Whiplash

Person who would play you in a movie: Orlando Bloom

Favorite TV show: American Ninja Warrior

Favorite musical artist: Mumford and Sons

Favorite book: Game of Thrones

Favorite home-cooked meal: Grilled cheese and tomato soup

Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden

Whose mind would you like to read: Leonardo Da Vinci’s

Place where you’d love to travel: Yosemite

Talent you’d like to have: Play the cello

Favorite school subject: Science

Favorite athlete: Geoff Britten

Favorite team: Manchester United

Something in the world I’d like to change: Disunity

Favorite high school moment: Band competitions

Favorite junk food: Pringles

Best thing about high school: Young Life

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