Southwest standout student

Published 9:00 am Sunday, October 16, 2016

Jalicia Thompson

Age: 12

Parents: Mary and Troy Thompson

Where are you from?

I was born in Owatonna.

If from Albert Lea, which elementary school did you attend?

Hawthorne.

Favorite teacher of all time and why?

Mrs. Schafer. I had her in fifth grade. She is my favorite because she made everything seem easy for me.

Favorite book/author:

I don’t know because I like a lot of them!

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

I used to be in gymnastics for eight years for OGC. I’m currently in volleyball and so is my family.

What do you want to do after high school?

I want to go to a nice college for my degree in building.

What advice would you give to younger students in Albert Lea?

If you work hard you can get somewhere great. So that means keep trying and never give up!