The SPUD

  • There will be a boys basketball meeting in Coach Bakers room (209) Wednesday at lunch. Pizza and water will be provided.

  • Come support our volleyball team at the Pilfold Invite Saturday, October 20, at 9 a.m.

  • There will be a speech team meeting in Mrs. Green's room Wednesday, October 17, after school

  • There is no school on Friday, October 19

Zachary Placek
Hello, I am Zachary Placek. I am a senior at Alliance High School. This is my second year on the SPUD, and I am our Senior Editor. Last year, I competed at the state journalism competition in two events, but did not place. This year, I would like to qualify again for state and hopefully medal in competition.

I am the son of John and Lynn Placek, brother to Nicole Placek. We have a cat, Hobbs, who is less than a year old and very playful. As a family, we like to go to at least one Nebraska Husker game and one Rapid City Rush game each year.

Each year in high school, I have played tennis and run track. I have lettered in tennis and competed at state every year. For track, I have been on the varsity team each year.

When I graduate from Alliance, I plan to go to college to study pre-dental. After that, I plan to go to dental school and later open a private practice.

In order to reach this goal, I am applying for the RHOP and KHOP programs for Chadron and Wayne State Colleges, as well as the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Another way I can reach my goal is by applying to West Point Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy. I have a lot of options but also a lot of decisions to make.

I’m a reader and a lover of movies. I love to read just about any book that can keep me on my toes. I also hate good books that don’t have any sequels because I’m always left wanting to read more. My favorite movies to watch are Marvel movies, they’re the best, even the X-MEN movies.

In my free time, I tend to watch a lot of Youtube and Netflix, because it allows me to relax and I get to watch basically anything from sports highlights to old vines… RIP vine.

Zachary Placek, Senior Editor

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