Albert Lea High School Standout Student: Emily Wangen
Published 10:00 am Sunday, September 11, 2016
Parents: Nikki & Jeff Wangen
Where are you from?
Austin, Minnesota. Moved to Albert Lea right before I turned 5
If from Albert Lea, which elementary school did you attend?
Attended Hawthorne Elementary
Favorite teacher of all time and why:
Mrs. Crissinger. I love her passion for music and the orchestras she directs. She always has a positive attitude and is always fun to be around.
“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:
I play percussion in band, bass drum in marching band and viola in orchestra and chamber orchestra. I am a lawyer on the mock trial team and one of the editors of the Ahlahasa. I also participate in choir, the fall musical and the spring play.
What do you want to do after high school?
Next year I will be going to the University of Iowa and majoring in journalism and art with an emphasis in photography. After that I hope to find a career as a photojournalist.
What advice would you give to younger students in Albert Lea?
Never let the fear of failing keep you from trying new things.