Falk named November Student of the Month at Polo High

Polo Community High School senior Thomas Falk was recently named the November Student of the Month at the school and received a scholarship from the Polo Schools Foundation for his efforts.

Senior plans to pursue degree in welding

POLO — Polo Community High School senior Thomas Falk was recently named the November Student of the Month at the school and received a scholarship from the Polo Schools Foundation for his efforts.

Falk is the son of Bridgette & Tom Falk. He participates in the school’s game club and volunteers at concessions. After high school, he wants to either become a welder or work as an artist. The Polo senior answered a list of questions upon winning student of the month.

What does it take to be a successful high school student?

-Personally I think it just takes doing the best you can, if you’re struggling to be afraid to ask for help, not everything clicks and that's more than fine.

What do you do in your free time?

-I like to listen to music and draw occasionally, That or I’ll take a walk, helps me get some much-needed fresh air.

What is your life’s philosophy?

-Be the best person I can be, even when it seems things aren’t going right.

What class do you find really engaging and why?

-Art class, I always enjoyed creating by hand like origamis and paintings. I was able to let my creativity just flow in that class.

What are your career and post-graduation plans?

-Once I graduate, I plan on going to community college, probably Sauk Valley, where I hope I’ll get a degree in welding. That and also a degree in art if I ever get to that point.

What are your two favorite extracurricular, volunteer or community activities you participate in? 

-In the past I always liked joining FFA and Drama Club, I always just enjoyed being a helping hand in either, in drama I would always help with backstage work, and for FFA I’d help with the green house and the petting zoo.

Please share a moment, group event or activity at school that was meaningful or memorable.

-The moment I loved the most at high school was homecoming, it was always nice to talk to people you know, have a little fun, and listen to some music, and dressing up was fun too.

What is your hope for the future?

-I hope that I become successful with whatever career I plan to pursue in the future.


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