Student of the week profiles

Stephanie Jabri, Staff Writer

The Restroom Readers offer a chance for students to gain recognition through Student of the Week. Each week teachers nominate students who they think deserve acknowledgment as good pupils. These are this week’s chosen students:

Michael Kubik

Although he wasn’t aware that teachers even nominated students, junior Michael Kubik said he feels honored to be student of the week.

“I guess I’m student of the week because I’ve helped teachers,” Kubik said. “I think Coach Goodloe nominated me because I helped him move.”

Goodloe is Kubik’s wrestling coach (who was helped by the wrestling team on his move into a new house). Kubik has known him for three years. However, Kubik has wrestled since he was five.

“My relationship with my coach is good,” Kubik said. “He’s really fun to be around but he is also a great wrestling coach.”

Aside from wrestling, Kubik is also in  Tech Theatre and has helped build the sets for Battle of the Angels and Chicago.

“It was an interesting experience seeing a bunch of tools and paints in front of you and turning it into Chicago,” Kubik said. “It’s amazing to see all the planning behind even the most seemingly pointless detail.”

As for academics, Kubik describes himself as an average student who excels in math and physics. He would like to be an electrical engineer of theoretical physicist.

“Both areas are very interesting to me,” Kubik said.

Kubik wants to attend a university in the North near his extended family, such as the University of Pittsburgh or Penn State University. He hopes to continue to wrestle in college.

“I believe high school is a stepping stone for the future and a way to see how different people interact with each other,” Kubik said. “It will help me understand the business world better when I get there and help me deal with different people.”

Hunter Seis

Even though he has been trying to step it up for college, senior Hunter Seis is still surprised that he is student of the week. However instead of a four year university, he plans to attend the culinary college Le Cordon Bleu in Austin.

“My parents support it all the way,” Seis said. “That is the only way I could get into culinary school because the admissions people make sure your parents are okay with it. They have to make sure you are really into this because once you enroll they don’t want you dropping out. It’s only 12 months, but it’s 12 months that you have to be in class.”

Although he doesn’t get to cook on a regular basis at home because he is busy with his job waiting tables at a Mexican Restaurant, Seis has managed to cook for his friends a few times and on Valentine’s Day for a date. One time on Seis’s birthday, he cooked steaks, potatos and shrimp for his friends.

“The shrimp really tasted great,” Seis said. “My friends thought it was one of the best steaks they have ever had.”

Seis also plays the banjolele, a hybrid instrument that has the neck of a ukulele and a bod of a banjo, in his free time.

“One of my friends showed it to me and I was, like, ‘Well I am going to buy it’ so I went out on a limb and bought it,” Seis said. “It has a very weird sound to it.”

In addition to the banjolele, Seis has been in lacrosse since his freshman year and said that it takes a lot of endurance to make a good player.

“I have a lot of friends on the team and it’s fun to get to know the other guys,” Seis said. “It is a really fun sport.”

Although he said he probably won’t join an adult lacrosse league after high school, Seis does want to have his own restaurant.

“I have wanted to be a chef since I was 12,” Seis said. “It’s something I have always wanted to do and I thought culinary school would be fun.”