Mr. January, 2021 – Connor Petersen


What would be your advice to underclassmen concerning high school?

Do not wait to join a club!! If a club interests you, go to the meetings. Don’t put it off because high school will fly by and soon enough it will be too late.

If you could go back one year, what would you say to yourself pre-covid?

Be strong. Things are going to get hard but as long as you stay strong, everything will be ok.

What’s your favorite pick-up line?

See my friend over there? He wants to know if you think I’m cute.

If you could pick anyone besides you to win, who would it be?

Luca Franco because throughout the filming, he was one of the nicest people there and always tried to include everyone.

What is your hidden talent?

Being able to pick new things up very fast.

How has the Mr. Washington Township nomination changed your (everyday) life?

The nomination has changed my everyday life because at work, I usually wear my mask and button, so I have received a lot of questions about it especially at work.

How do you want to be remembered at WTHS?

I want to be remembered as someone who was funny, kind, smart, and fun to be around.

What’s your favorite movie?

The Fifth Wave because I love Sci-Fi movies and I really love the plot of this movie.

What was your favorite quarantine activity?

Either going on a bike ride or hanging out with my sister.

What quality about yourself do you love most?

I love how outgoing I am because I like talking to people and making new friends and being outgoing definitely helps with that.

If you could live anywhere besides the US, where would it be?

I would love to live in France because I think it is beautiful there and I really like the culture and I think I would really like living there.

What teacher/staff member at WTHS has had the most impact on your high school career?

The teacher that has impacted me the most would definitely have to be Mrs. Larosa. She is one of the most kind and caring people I know. When my mom first had her stroke, she was always the first person to ask me about how I was doing and was always really understanding about the whole situation. She is the kind of teacher you go to whenever you’re feeling down, and she will always try to bring you back up. Not only that, but she is an amazing teacher. I always did well in her class because the way she taught really helped me understand the material we were learning, and it kept me engaged. I will always remember how amazing Mrs. Larosa is!!

If you could bring three things with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

Food, matches, and a tent.

What are your aspirations and plans for after graduation?

My plans after graduation are to apply for a leadership program offered by American Airlines and work with them directly to get a feel for how the company is run. After that, I would like to get hired for that Airline and eventually become a flight attendant and be able to travel all over.

If you could create a class at WTHS what would it be?

I would create a life skills class where kids would learn how to do essential things like how to do their taxes, how to buy a home, how to be smart with your money, how to invest, etc.

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What is the number one thing you look for in a significant other?

Good communication skills because communication is everything in a relationship.

What is your go-to wawa order?

Chicken and cheese quesadilla, Doritos, and a red bull

If you could trade places with someone for one day, who would it be?

Jeff Bezos because I would want to know what it’s like being that rich.

If you won a million dollars, what would you do?

I would buy a house for my family and I and then invest the rest of the money by buying properties I can rent out to people and continue to save all of that money so I can stay a millionaire.