Student Of The Week: Benjamin Valdez


Student of the week 03/18.

Abigail Swanigan

Benjamin Valdez is a senior this year at Marshfield High School. He is involved in many of the high school extracurricular activities such as band, pep band, Spanish club, gaming club, which he said is his favorite, and National Honor Society.

“What I enjoy most about school is the experiences I have and the friends that I can see everyday. I have so much fun with a lot of people, and I look forward to seeing all of my friends when I wake up for school,” said Valdez.

After he graduates Valdez plans on attending Ozark Technical Community College with his A+ program to complete his general education class, then he plans on attending Missouri University of Columbia or Missouri State University after OTC to pursue a degree in Astronomy.

“I really like the supernatural and paranormal. I love hearing spooky stories and talking about the possibility of aliens existing and other strange stuff. I really like spooky mysteries, and I am fascinated by outer space and all it could contain. I just really like pondering the mysteries of life I guess,” said Valdez.

Valdez could be described as a kind, funny, and his favorite of all weird. He is also seen as someone who is fun to be around. He would consider himself to be a “chill and funny guy.”

“I am not weird in the bad way, but in the funny way. I love goofing around with people and doing random things. I always like to laugh and make others laugh. I live for that,” said Valdez.

He really enjoys creepypastas. Creepypastas are short horror stories that are found online.

“I love these spooky stories, and I love listening to a narration and having someone read the story to me,” said Valdez.

One of his biggest pet peeves is when he wakes up early on a Saturday morning.

“Saturday is the day for ME, so I get really annoyed with something makes me wake up early on a Saturday,” said Valdez.     

Valdez is a very unique person that loves to flaunt his weird qualities.

“I am kind to everyone. I never like being mean. I always try to be kind and caring with anyone I meet. I feel like that is the attribute that sticks out for me,” said Valdez.

With the school year coming to an end, and Valdez is getting ready to begin his life outside of high school, he would want children getting ready to start their high school life to remember is to cherish every moment and do what you want with the time you have been given.

“Enjoy your life. Take time and enjoy their childhood and live it to the fullest. One day, you will be grown up, and that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to stop having fun with life, it just means more responsibilities. Try and enjoy every bit of life and don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t wish to be someone else. Wish to be you, because there will never be anyone exactly like you ever,” said Valdez.