Southwest standout student

Published 9:07 pm Friday, January 24, 2020

Anayis Elena Velaquez         

Age: 12

Parents: Amanda Plaza and William Velaquez

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Where are you from?

Originally Chicago.

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


Favorite teacher of all time and why?

Mrs. Karen and Ms. Lein! Mrs. Karen was my person and we did everything together. Mrs. Lein always had nice surprises.

Favorite book/author:

Mercy Watson.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

I go to school. I wake up everyday happy and excited to go to school. I love to learn and write people positive notes.

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

Always go to school with a smile.