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Southwest Middle School standout student

Brecken Koepke         

Age: 12

Parents: Shane and Janelle Koepke

Where are you from?

Dubuque, Iowa.

Favorite teacher of all time and why?

My third-grade teacher Mrs. Atkins, because she made me feel like I could do anything no matter what.

Favorite book/author:

The “Perry Jackson” series by Rick Riordan.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

Robotics and basketball.

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

Always be yourself no matter what anyone tells you. You are the person people want to know.