Albert Lea High School standout student

Published 9:00 am Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jack Buendorf

Age: 17

Parents: Clyde Buendorf and Diane Heaney

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Where are you from?


Favorite teacher of all time and why?

Diane Heaney, my mom. You will not find a more passionate, caring and hard-working teacher than her.

Favorite book/author:

“The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

Football, basketball, baseball, link crew, National Honor Society, choir, band, show choir, chorale, fall musical, Tigers’ Roar and volunteering for numerous organizations.

What do you want to do after high school?

St. Olaf College for mathematics and economics.

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

Do everything you can possibly do and then more. The pain of failure will never hurt as long as the pain of regret. Good things happen to good people, so never stop investing in ourself, others and the community.

“There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It’s up to you to decide what you do with them.” — Jim Valvano