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Albert Lea High School standout student

Name: Elise Grzybowski

Age: 18

Parents: John and Amanda Grzybowski

Where are you from? Albert Lea

If from Albert Lea, which elementary school did you attend? St. Theodore Catholic School

Favorite teacher of all time and why: Mr. Gentz — he creates a fun environment for students to learn and really cares about his students.

Favorite book/author: “Between Shades of Grey” by Ruta Sepetys

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments: I am currently a captain for the Albert Lea Dance Team, part of NHS, Key Club, have received Big Nine Honorable Mention and Big Nine All Conference.

What do you want to do after high school? I would like to attend the University of St. Thomas to study business.

What advice would you give to younger students in Albert Lea? Take responsibility of your life and situation, and understand, you will achieve so much more!