Southwest Middle School standout student

Published 10:33 pm Friday, February 9, 2018

Merik Hardison         

Age: 12

Parents: Kipp and Emily Hardison

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Where are you from?

St. Cloud.

Favorite teacher of all time and why?

My fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Oistad. She was nice, friendly and understanding.

Favorite book/author:

“Harry Potter” books by J.K. Rowling.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

Piano, purple belt in karate, Boy Scouts.

What do you want to do after high school?

Become an astronaut.

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

Stay strong, don’t give up and try your best.