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Southwest Middle School standout student

Emma Prihoda

Age: 12

Parents: Nikki and Brandon Prihoda

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

Lakeview Elementary.

Favorite teacher of all time and why?

I have had many awesome teachers. Three teachers who have inspired me are Mrs. Horeid, she helped me love math; Mrs. Talamantes helped me become a better reader; and Mrs. Skinness, because she made history fun and it’s my favorite subject.

Favorite book/author:

“Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

I am involved with UPDS competition dance, tennis, church, MS Society, kids college, student council and play the cello. My biggest accomplishment was raising money for MS and donating it to the MS Society in honor of my dad.

What do you want to do after high school:

I plan to attend college and medical school to become a pediatrician.

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

I would say never give up on yourself, and if you believe it you will achieve it.