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Southwest Middle School standout student

Brooklyn Lee-Gayden

Age: 11

Parents: Barbara Gayden and Eddie Gayden Jr.

Where are you from?

Des Moines, Iowa.

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

N/A.

Favorite teacher of all time and why?

All of the teachers because they help me and make me smile.

Favorite book/author:

Rachel R Russell’s “Dork Diaries.”

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

I have been in chess club and an accomplishment I have is winning first place in a reading competition.

What do you want to do after high school?

I want to go to college so I can become a vet.

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

Try your hardest because it will help you in life.