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Southwest Middle School standout student

Mackenzie Hanson      

Age: 12

Parents: Michael and Michelle Hanson

Where are you from?

Born in St. Paul, raised in Albert Lea.

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

Hawthorne.

Favorite teacher of all time and why?

Mrs. Morfield, my third-grade teacher, because she made learning fun and easy. She also made you want to learn more.

Favorite book/author:

“Peak” by Roland Smith.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

I have been dancing with Just for Kix since I was 3 years old; member of 4-H since third grade. I play volleyball, cello and enjoy singing.

What do you want to do after high school?

I would like to attend UCLA for design.

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

Don’t try to fit in with the crowd. Flaunt your flaws. They are what makes you who you are.