Ben Washburn – Prom King
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Compassionate, hard-working, and fun.
How do you define success?
Being the best I can be, and being happy while doing it.
Favorite thing to do in Ridgecrest or the surrounding area?
Go to a short canyon or sand canyon and roast s’mores in the evenings.
Favorite Movie? Why?
Spiderman into the Spider-Verse because it is perfect in every way. Also, I want to be spiderman.
Favorite school subject? Why?
Math, because I find it so interesting how we can understand the word through math, as well as use it to create so much.
Most embarrassing or unforgettable (pick one) moment at BHS?
Most unforgettable was our first league meet for Cross country my sophomore year. The year prior we were last in the league, but we had trained super hard over the summer. We had no idea how fast we were until my best friend Bryce, and my brother Josh, and I was suddenly leading the race in the second half. Everyone went crazy when we came into the stadium for the finish, even the other teams because we were putting up the competition with Serrano. We came in second place that meet, jumping all the way up from last place. And from then on we never looked back.
Who do you look up to the most? Why?
My parents. I know that anything I have accomplished is because of the support of them. They have helped me to be the person I am and to work hard.
What are your plans after graduation?
I am going to serve a 2-year mission for my church in Antofagasta Chile. After that, I plan on attending Brigham Young University.
If you could have any animal (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would you pick?
A monkey butler, that could answer the door for me. I would love to see the faces of everyone when the door is answered by a monkey.
What is the most unusual hobby you have tried?
Probably unicycling or playing harmonica