Senior profile: Joseph Suverkrup

Age: 18

School: Columbus North School

Who are your parents and grandparents?

Parents: Mark and Juli Suverkrup

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Grandparents: Bud and Beverly Suverkrup, Bennie and Angie Primeaux

Which elementary and middle school/junior high did you attend?

Elementary: Columbus Christian School

Middle school: Northside Middle School

What’s your favorite class or part of the school day?

Accounting class because I understand the material and am excited to learn more.

In which extracurricular activities do you participate?

Football team, golf team, Republican Club, Sound Team at church, Youth Leadership of Bartholomew County, National Honor Society and Eagle Scout.

When you’re not in school, where’s your favorite place to be and why?

At home swimming and hanging out with friends and family.

What has been your greatest high school memory so far and why?

Winning the North-East football game this year. It was an awesome team effort.

What are you looking forward to after graduation?

College and living and working on my own, excited about the next phase of life.

Who in your life has inspired you or whom do you look up to and why?

My parents, Mark and Juli Suverkrup, my grandparents, also Dr. David Gallagher, Mark and Myra Foster, Pete and Cathy King, Steve Stanton and my coaches, Tim Bless, Shane Teague and Doug Bieker. All of these great people have inspired me to work hard and make something of myself, as well as given me the tools to do so.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned during, or from, high school?

All hard work comes to a profit.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.