Southwest Middle School standout student

Published 10:13 pm Friday, December 7, 2018

Erin Boorsma

Age: 12

Parents: Mark and Mary Boorsma

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Where are you from?

Albert Lea.

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


Favorite teacher of all time and why?

I have had many good teachers over the years, but one of the many this year is Ms. Kuisle. Her class challenges me while I still feel I understand and can do well in it.

Favorite book/author:

I have many, but one of my favorites is “Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere” by Julie T. Lamama.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

I am/have been in basketball, swimming, student council, confirmation, choir, Destination Imagination, Math Masters, Kids College and more.

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

Be yourself and don’t dwell on mistakes, learn from them.