The Student of the Week is picked based on one’s academics, participation in extracurricular activities, and sometimes, athletic performance. Rachel Jones is this week’s student; she is a senior on this year’s volleyball team that has a ton of potential. With a team of 9 talented seniors, the Chargers have a chance to go all the way. She made the all-tournament team at both the Charger Invite and Effingham Crossroads. Rachel plays a key role in the success of the volleyball team this season, but she’s not just a volleyball player. The Centinal chose her as this week’s Student of the Week and interviewed her to get to know her a little more.
The Centinal: You’re finally a senior now. What has been your favorite part of being at Centennial?
Jones: Just the people. Everyone is awesome!
The Centinal: Your team seems to be pretty close. Who would you say is the funniest on the team?
Jones: Jasmine Kyler! Especially when she does the Wobble.
The Centinal: I’m sure we’d all love to see that! Anyways, what is your favorite memory of this season?
Jones: Completely missing the ball when we had an overpass. It was so embarrassing!
The Centinal: There are high expectations for this season. How far do you think your team will go this year?
The Centinal: You still have some time before then. What is your greatest accomplishment this year?
Jones: Beating St. Francis, who is the number one team in the state.
The Centinal: There are still some big games left to be played. What game do you look forward to the most coming up?
Jones: Central! I always look forward to playing them.
The Centinal: What are your plans for next year?
Jones: I am going to play volleyball at Bradley University and my major will be in nursing.
The Centinal: Who is your role model and why?
Jones: My mom because she deals with a lot of stuff and always overcomes obstacles that she faces.
The Centinal: If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Jones: Typical mixed girl.
The Centinal: Who is your dream date?
Jones: My boyfriend.
The Centinal: What is your favorite movie and why?
Jones: The Last Song because Liam Hemsworth is PERFECT!