Riverside High School Seniors of the Month for March are Dana Grace Jones and Michael Lane Willoby. Here are their comments.
Dana Grace Jones
Parents: Derek Jones and Diana (Harshbarger) Jones
School activities & awards: Basketball, Golf, National Honor Society, Honor Roll, Scholar Athlete, Second team NWCC basketball award, Southwest District Honorable mention basketball award, District 9 All-Star, All area golf for four years, Three time golf District qualifier, Honda breakfast award English, All-County Art Award four years, Evening of Excellence, and Freshman homecoming attendant.
If I were principal for a day: I would allow all students to have a fun field day.
Favorite school memory: Was getting Homecoming attendant my freshman year and how I got to play basketball my last year with the greatest group of girls and coaches.
People who have been an inspiration to me include: My parents, sister, brother-n-law, Coach Hodge, Mr. Huber, Mrs. Fleming, Ariana Grande, Pat Summitt, Paula Creamer, some of my friends, and other family members.
Lately, I have been reading: Macbeth
My advice to parents: My advice to parents is that they should spend as much time with their children as they can and never take them, or anything for granted. Life is too short and they are too special.
My biggest regret: My biggest regret was how I didn’t take my first year of high school serious enough to get a 4.0 G.P.A.
Next year I will be: Golfing at Urbana University and majoring in Criminal Justice.
Michael Lane Willoby
Parents: Carrie & Gene Willoby
School activities & awards: BPA: Placed 3rd at State two years. Placed 2nd at State one year. Placed 20th at nationals one year. Basketball: Second Team all-district one year. First team all-conference one year. Second team all-conference one year.
If I were principal for a day: I would call school off for that week and the week after as a surprise break for the school.
Favorite school memory: Placing second place at the state BPA competition and moving on to nationals. I had an amazing time at nationals also.
People who have been an inspiration to me include: Tray Huntsman for always pushing me to be my best and showing me important life lessons to lead a respectful life.
Lately, I have been reading: Scholarship Applications
My advice to parents: Get excited for the next chapter of my life and do not get to sad about me leaving. It is gonna be a fun ride.
My biggest regret: I live with no regrets, I have had an amazing high school career and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
Next year I will be: A full time student at Ohio Northern University studying to get a degree in electrical engineering.
Submitted by the Riverside school district.