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Southwest Middle School standout student

Raiden Z. Gordon

Age: 13 years old

Parents: Stephanie M. Gordon, Zachary M. Gordon

Where are you from?

Albert Lea.

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

Sibley.

Favorite teacher of all time and why?

Hard to say, all are amazing and try their best.

Favorite book/author:

James Dashner.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

First-place shoot goalie, first in Math Masters.

What do you want to do after high school?

Become an NHL goalie who can do taxes (joke intended!)

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

When something is hard keep trying. Do extra things of the same concept and keep doing it until you do as amazing as you feel and make sure to try to play a sport — at least one.