October Student of the Month: Tanner Morse
Senior Tanner Morse, 17, of Sterling, is one of Sterling High School’s October Students of the Month. He is the son of Dustin and Stacey Morse of Sterling; his brothers are Turner Morse, 14, an eighth-grader, and Trey Morse, 13, a seventh-grader, both at Challand Middle School.
Favorite class: Calculus. You learn to solve complex life problems with math.
Top teacher: Mike Gottemoller, precalculus. He’s really good at explaining things. He could take a difficult concept and make it seem easy.
Extracurriculars: Football, swimming/diving and baseball; National Honor Society; Rotary Club; and service learning.
After graduation: I hope to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and possibly study aerospace engineering.
Best friend: Andrew Blackburn. We’ve known each other since third grade, and we’ve always had many of the same classes and played the same sports. He’s just a pretty cool guy.
Favorite musical group: Eric Church.
Favorite actor: Adam Sandler.
Favorite movie: “Act of Valor.”
Favorite TV show: “SportsCenter.”
Hobbies: Going to my little brothers’ sporting events (they play football, basketball and baseball) or reading.
Favorite outdoor activity: Baseball.
Favorite food: Steak – medium rare – and potatoes.
Biggest fear: Being the only person left alive.
Pet peeve: Talking while other people are talking.
Haunts: Buffalo Wild Wings.
I’m in the dictionary next to: Outgoing. I like to think I work pretty hard and I’m not scared to try anything.
Secret twin: I’ve never been told I look like anyone famous. People say I look like my dad.
Personal trivia: I’ll talk to anybody, but I don’t like to start conversations.
Dream job: Naval pilot.
Trading places: Bryce Harper (outfielder for the Washington Nationals). I just want to know what it feels like to have that much talent at such a young age.
Trading spaces: Somewhere with a nice, warm beach.
Read this: I’m a big “Harry Potter” fan. You just don’t want to stop reading.
Favorite website: Yahoo!.
What would you do if you had $100,000? I’d take care of my parents.
What do you wish your high school offered? Flight school.
What’s a tip you would give freshmen for making high school life easier? Put in the work early so you don’t have to work so hard later on.
Shout out to: Elroy Wylde, the service learning coordinator at Sterling High School.