“I had a really good math teacher in high school and my sister had a horrible math teacher in junior high. I decided I wanted to be a math teacher to be the opposite; I wanted to become a good teacher. One time, a student who hated math and was very vocal about it finally had an “a-ha” moment about one of the concepts. It’s those moments that remind me why I do what I do.”
– Michelle Millerberg, high school math teacher
“My first memory was when I woke up in my car seat and I was at my grandparents’ house. I went to Kindergarten in a church. It had this rope swing and I remember swinging on it all the time. It was like my most favorite thing to do.
Oh, ha ha ha, I had this friend. His name was Devin and he didn’t have a right leg, but he would take it off and chase the girls down with it (well, I guess it would be more like a hobble…). Anyway, it was so funny. I don’t even know what else. I guess I have a lot of stories. Oh, and I’m a twin. I guess that’s kind of cool.” – Marshall Sellers, Sophomore
“I was born in American Fork just a few years ago (haha), and I have always wanted to be a teacher. My mom is my role model because she is such a great example of hard work, dedication, and persistence. She is an amazing woman.”
– Nicole Petersen
“Meeting my best friend in fifth grade was a turning point in my life. She has helped me through a lot. She’s helped make my life better. She’s also the reason that I decided to come to Rockwell. I like Rockwell because I have made so many friends here and the fact that there’s less people gives me the chance to get the one-on-one help that I need. Just coming to Rockwell has helped me to be more self confident.”
– Lindsey Plouzek, Sophomore
“When I first played an instrument, it was a unique feeling. I loved the feeling of music and what it sparked in me. I have loved expressing myself through music ever since.”
– Braxton Lojik, Sophomore
“I’m not an official teacher just yet, but I want to be one because I care about the future. I care about helping others.
I have too many role models to even list, but one of them is Malcom X. He’s a great example of change and strength. And also Kanye West. It’s inspiring how much Kanye loves Kanye.” – Maddie Beck, drill team coach
“I’m David Salinas. I grew up in Orem, Utah. My whole life has been based around soccer. I now play for the Westlake soccer team. I also run track, so basically my life has been built around sports. I’ve learned a lot from this – not only more about the sports I play, but more about myself too. My coach always tells me to push yourself and when you feel like giving up is when you push yourself even harder. I use that as a metaphor for my life when challenges arise it gets me through them.
I’m really grateful to be able to play the sports I love and have a passion for and I hope to be able to play those sports for a long time.” – David Salinas, Junior