Hello, my name is Gracie Jurgens and I am a senior here at Benton Community. I try to help out around the fine arts department as much as I can. This last summer I helped with Benton Rising Stars Theater Camp and this school year I am helping with the middle school show choir, Illusions. I am involved in marching band, concert band, show choir band, fall musical, and spring play. I participate in many choirs at school including concert choir, madrigal, chamber choir, and show choir. On top of my school activities I work at the Keystone Mini Mart a couple days a week. Next year I plan to go to St. Ambrose in Davenport and major in Forensic Psychology.
Hello. My name is Luke Peterson and I'm a senior here at Benton Community. Throughout the school year I am involved in concert choir, show choir, madrigal choir, the fall musical, speech, the spring play and numerous volunteer activities. Two of my volunteer activities include helping with Illusions, the 7th and 8th grade show choir, as well as as helping out at our Rising Star theatre camp. I would describe myself as friendly, sociable, and a jokester. I think laughter makes the day go by faster! While I still have one more year of high school left, this will not be the end of my fine arts experience. I plan on continuing with theatre and choir in college too, all while working on my goal of becoming a criminal prosecutor. When not at school or a fine arts event, you can usually find me working at the Newhall First Stop. On my days off, I like to pass the time by reading and more importantly watching Netflix. Anyone that knows me can vouch that I am a huge Glee and Criminal Minds fan. Glee appeals to me because of my fine arts background, whereas Criminal Minds is a favorite because of want I want to do as a career. So far the 2016-2017 year is off to a great start, and I am sure to make my senior year count. I plan on making tons more memories with my friends, but being the first Student of the Week is definitely a memory I'll keep with me. It is at real honor and I'm glad I get to share my Student of the Week title with Gracie.