Riley Oines-Knudsen

Meet Riley Oines-Knudsen a Rapid City 2020 Senior & the son of Brandis Knudsen our RCTFO highlight last week. Riley plans to enlist in the Air Force & some of his favorite restaraunts in the Rapid City area are Popeyes, Culver’s and Red Lobster (YUM!!) Read below to learn more about Riley.
Q. Please tell us about your current plans after high school. And what inspired you to choose this path? *
I plan to enlist in the Air Force, because I get to travel around the world and serve my country while gaining new experiences.
Q. Please tell us a little bit about your family. *
I live with my dad. My mom and step dad live in South Carolina with my brother and sister.
Q. What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community? *
My favorite restaurants are Popeye’s, Culver’s, Domino’s, and Red Lobster.
Q. If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why? *
I would travel to Greece, because I like ancient Greek history.
Q. What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows? *
The Lord of the Rings movies are my favorites.
Q. What’s the best advice you ever received from a teacher? Who was the teacher? *
My grandpa was a teacher for several decades and he also told me, “Be true to yourself.”
Q. What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to? *
J. Cole or Nas.
Q. If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch? *
Damian Lillard or J. Cole, because they both seem like real, honest people. Lillard is my favorite basketball player and J. Cole is my favorite rapper. I think I’d take them to Culver’s.
Q. What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community? *
How well developed most of the city is and that you aren’t very far from the Black Hills.
Q. Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years? *
Still in the Air Force or I’ve found something else that makes me happy.
Q. What show are you binge watching right now? *
Ozark’s and Star Wars the Clone Wars.
Q. Favorite month? holiday? and best single day on the calendar? *
My favorite month is March, my favorite is Christmas, and the single best day is my birthday on March 4th.
Q. Who inspires you to be better? *
Kobe Bryant, because he always worked hard to better himself.
Q.If you could go back over your entire school career what is one thing you would do different? *
Try my best the first 2 years.
Q. Who or what do you miss the most right now? *
Watching NBA Basketball.
Q. What’s the first thing you want to do when this quarantine is over? *
I’m looking forward to playing basketball again.

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