NeXt runs a Q&A with an area high school student every week. If you'd like to be interviewed for this feature, send a recent picture along with your name, school and phone number or e-mail address and we'll have someone interview you. Pictures should be mailed to NeXt/Buffalo News/P.O. Box 100, Buffalo NY 14240.
Name: Laura Leigh Schroeder
School: JFK High School (Class of 2004)
What's your favorite song?
Probably right now, "Something to be Proud of" by Montgomery Gentry!
"Remember the Titans," and all the "Mighty Ducks" Movies!
Most prized possession:
Probably all of the scrapbooks that I have made in the past couple of years, with all of the great memories of all my friends!
I've grown up at Holland Speedway since I was about 7... so it would probably be more of a racing answer and my favorite NASCAR driver would have to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Favorite vacation spot:
The Kinzua Dam every summer with my best friends waterskiing and camping.
I am going to Keuka College this fall, majoring in elementary special ed with a concentration in American Sign Language. I hope to some day be an influence like teachers I had in elementary school.
If you could be any person for one day, who would it be?
I would want to be someone with a huge family, with tons of siblings. I hate being an only child!
If I had $1 million:
I would probably take my favorite family members and friends to Disney World.
Most embarrassing moment:
Probably when I went to Keuka a couple of weeks ago, for placement exams and the ground was slippery and on a slope.. and I had on flip flops.. and totally wiped out! but there weren't too many people around! Thank god!
One word to describe yourself: Emotional.
Last band you saw perform live: Montgomery Gentry last summer at Buffalo Hill Village in Varysburg
If you could participate on any reality TV show it would be: "Big Brother"!
If you could get any tattoo, it would be of:
I am so afraid of needles ... so I would never even think of a tattoo!
A three-way tie between Dr. Pepper, lemonade and water.
A lot of teachers my senior year! especially Mrs. Mattison.