Student of the Week Shawnee High School

Name: Helen Horton

School: Shawnee High School

Grade: 12

Age: 17

Extra-curricular: Student Council, National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Shawnee High Random Acts of Kindness (SHARKS), YOUmedia Student Advisory Board

Claim to fame/honors: I create my own makeup and style videos on my YouTube channel. I’m also a Student Advisory Board member to YOUmedia Springfield. My passion and determined work ethic also play a major role in any endeavor I choose to pursue.

Toughest challenge: Juggling a social life, academics, extracurricular activities and my sanity while still managing to get adequate hours of sleep per night can be quite difficult at times.

Biggest influence: My mom. She does so much for me. She’s taught me so many important lessons and has provided me with unconditional love and support.

School-day rituals: I usually wake up around 6 a.m. and do my skincare routine, put on my makeup, get dressed, grab a bite to eat and head to school. At the end of the school day, I head to YOUmedia Springfield to work on either my YouTube videos or any other project I have in mind. When I’m finished there, I’ll complete my homework, check social media, eat dinner and try to get to sleep at a decent time to do it all over again the next day.

What’s on your bedroom walls: My walls are covered in pictures of my friends in group selfies, vacation memories and band posters.

When I’m bored I like to … Watch YouTube makeup tutorials, hang out with friends and go shopping.

Favorite movie: Titanic

Person who would play you in a movie: Rebel Wilson

Favorite TV show: Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Favorite musical artist: One Direction

Favorite book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Favorite home-cooked meal: Dad’s homemade lasagna.

Favorite restaurant: Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs

Whose mind would you like to read: Probably Matt Healy from the band The 1975. He’s such a creative and intellectual individual with so many great views on life.

Place where you’d love to travel: Dubai

Talent you’d like to have: The ability to read minds.

Favorite school subject: Spanish

Favorite athlete: David Beckham

Favorite team: Shawnee Braves

Something in the world I’d like to change: An increase in women’s rights and an improvement in equality.

Favorite high school moment: It sounds so simple but just sitting with my close group of friends at our lunch table everyday is my favorite. We share so many inside jokes, crazy antics and insane bouts of laughter.

Favorite junk food: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

Best thing about high school: The friendships I’ve created over the course of these last four years.

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