Student: Emma Hohlen
Parents: Barry and Jaqueline Hohlen
Activities: This year I have participated in cross country, NHS, Spanish club, math team, choir, the Minnesota High School Music Listening contest, YoungLife, Campaigners (a Bible study) and Echo (confirmation), and I’m looking forward to managing the baseball team this spring. My proudest accomplishments in these activities are the knowledge and skill I’ve gained from them. I’ve gained the most from my church activities and I was confirmed earlier this year. I have also been on the “A” honor roll every semester and was ranked first in my class freshman year.
Favorite class: My favorite school subject and class is Spanish. I enjoy it because it’s new and different for me. I like being able to speak a second language and am always excited to learn more.
Future plans: My plans for the future most definitely include college but other than that they are undecided.
Hobbies: Some of my hobbies are running, playing basketball, reading, listening to music, singing and playing the piano, and spending time with my friends and family. My interests include music, sports and church activities.
Hero: My grandparents are my heroes because they are the most content and selfless people I know. They give and give and never expect anything in return. They have so much love and I have learned so much from them. I can only hope people will see these same qualities in me someday.
Memorable experience: A most memorable experience for me is the mission trip I took last summer. I went to Denver with a group of girls from my church and we spent a lot of our time there feeding and talking to the homeless. It was really an eye-opening experience for me and I realized how blessed I am. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Demonstrate leadership: I prefer to lead by example. I respect people and authority with the hopes that others will do the same. I do my best to help others and show them what’s right.
Approach academics: I work hard to achieve academic success, but what’s most important is that I care about my work. I strive to do well, and therefore put my best effort into every assignment.
Special projects: Outside of school I volunteered at my church and have gone on a mission trip. In school I have participated in several NHS projects.
The award means to you: Receiving this award means a lot to me. It means that someone appreciates the hard work I have put towards school and they think my achievements are worth rewarding. That makes me feel very proud and honored to accept the award.