Southwest Middle School standout student

Published 11:59 pm Friday, September 22, 2017

Hannah Veldman

Age: 11

Parents: Jake and Sarah Veldman

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Where are you from?


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


Favorite teacher of all time and why?

My favorite teacher from elementary school is Mrs. Rassler. I had her in first and third grade. She was my favorite teacher because she was super nice to me and my classmates. We would always get prizes when we did something good.

Favorite book/author:

Some of my favorite books are “A Handful of Stars” by Cynthia Lord, “Save me a Seat” by Sarah Weeks and “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” by Chris Grabenstein.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

Started gymnastics at Owatonna Gymnastics Club when I was 2 years old. I would like to coach at the gymnastics club when I am 14. I love it so much!

What do you want to do after high school?

When I finish high school I want to go to college at MNSU in Mankato. After that, I want to be a veterinarian. I want to be a veterinarian because I have always loved animals. I also want to be a gymnastics coach.

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

Some advice I would give to students is that you need to always try your best and work hard. You also need to be kind to everyone.