What is your first name, and why are you named ?
My first name is Brent. I wish to believe that the name had some Latin origin that stood for something amazing, but I phoned my parents, and they just confirmed that they “just really liked the name.” My middle name is Phillip…after my father, which is cool, because I love my father.
What is your favorite type of peanut butter?
My vote goes to JIF – Creamy…the Crunchy gets bits stuck in your teeth and that’s really annoying for hours. I add a little sprinkle of cinnamon to every PB sandwich I make and like to occasionally add a swirl of Hersey’s chocolate on it before applying the top slice of bread. Try it…you may never go back to just PB.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
If I could have any super power at all, it would be the power to make everyone happy. Life is so much easier and friendlier when everyone is happy and smiling. There would be so many fewer problems and less stress in the world.
What were your nicknames in high school?
My nickname in high school was “Cosmo” after the famous Seinfeld character….Cosmo Kramer. Many of my high school friends still call me that today.
Who is your celebrity crush?
I can honestly say I have never had a celebrity crush. I always thought Jennifer Aniston was absolutely beautiful from the first time my sister started watching “Friends”. I saw her on the cover of my wife’s “People” magazine last week, and she still looks gorgeous, so if I would have had a crush on her, at least I would have picked one that has aged really well. I’ve had a crush on my wife since the day I saw her…… and still do to this day.
If you could be any animal, what would it be?
If I could be any animal, it would be a lion….. he’s the king of the jungle. Enough said.
Left or right Twix?
I have never eaten a full size Twix, so I can’t really tell you. The only Twix I have had are the “Fun Size” ones that are only one stick….. and they aren’t that fun being so small.
What’s your favorite candy?
My favorite candy is a snicker bar
What’s your teacher’s pet? Literally do you have any pets?
My pets are two large yellow labs named Clapton and Layla. They are brother and sister. Sometimes I watch my grand pug Marley.
What’s your perfect pizza?
My perfect thin crust pizza comes from Lucca Grill in Bloomington, and my perfect thick crust pizza comes from Lou Malnati’s in Chicago.
What’s your favorite store?
My favorite stores are Ann Taylor, Glen Ellyn Goodwill, and Von Maur’s shoe room
What’s your favorite brand of pencil?
I will always stop and pick up a Ticonderoga pencil
What’s a weird dream you’ve had?
I am running around Illinois like Forest Gump
If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be?
Landscape Architect or Photographer
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
Cat, it has 9 lives.
What was your nicknames from high school and college?
High School- Squatty; College- Gherehead
Who is your celebrity crush?
Congratulations to the 2016 WYSE Team! Last Friday, the team placed 3rd overall with the following individual medalists:
James Coenhour placed 3rd in computer science and 3rd in physics.
McKenzie Dieken placed 2nd in biology.
Caleb Hayes placed 3rd in English.
Katelyn Plue placed 3rd in math.
Addie Ramirez placed 1st in English and 2nd in computer science.
Carley Zimmerman placed 3rd in chemistry.
On a special note, Addie Ramirez placed 2nd in English over all the schools competing at Heartland, including Tri-Valley, Central Catholic, Bloomington HS, and U-High. She received special recognition, as well as a certificate good for a free college class at Heartland.
Keegan Behnke placed 2nd in English over all the schools competing at Heartland on the JV team.
Mackenzie Dieken and Addie Ramirez will move on to sectionals due to their 2nd and 1st place finishes.