Southwest Middle School standout student

Published 9:00 am Sunday, February 12, 2017

Leah Rognes

Age: 12

Parents: Paul and Becky Rognes

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Where are you from?

I live on a farm south of Albert Lea.

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


Favorite teacher of all time and why?

I have had many wonderful teachers and it’s too hard to pick just one.

Favorite book/author:

“Every Soul a Star” by Wendy Mass.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

I am a member of 4-H, I am on the ALHS swim team, I volunteer with people who have special needs and I enjoy riding rangers.

What do you want to do after high school?

I plan to go to college and help out with my family’s farm.

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

I would say to always smile, be kind, be yourself, follow your dreams and never give up.