Elk River Rotary April student of the month looks up to Nelson Mandela

Nathan Webster

Parents: Mitch and Nancy Webster

List activities you have participated in and tell of your proudest accomplishments.

I was a member of the Land of Lakes Choirboys for four years and one of my proudest accomplishments is when that same choir earned two silver medals in the World Choir Games. I have also lettered in skiing.  I have participated in Minnesota Youth in Government and am a member of NHS.

What is your favorite class and why? What is your favorite subject?

My favorite class is chemistry because I have an awesome teacher but English is usually my favorite subject.

What are your future plans?

I plan on going to college and earning a bachelor’s degree, a post-graduate degree, and an MD or law degree.

What are your hobbies and personal interests?

I enjoy playing piano, water skiing, playing tennis, reading, spending time with friends and going to the cabin.

Who is your hero, if you have one and why?

My hero, if I had to pick, would be Nelson Mandela, because of his struggles for the abolition of Apartheid in South Africa.

Tell of a most memorable experience that relates to school, personal interests or a hobby.

Attending Youth in Government is definitely one of the most memorable school experiences.  We had the chance to play in the roles of government and have fun while learning along the way.

How do you demonstrate leadership?

I try to demonstrate leadership in the sports I participate in, and in class by striving to do as well as I possibly can and encouraging others to the same.

How do you approach academics to achieve success?

I study for tests, do my homework, and most importantly, I talk to my teachers if I feel that I am lagging or don’t understand something.

What special projects have you done, in or out of school?

I participated in the Minnesota Music Listening contest through choir class and have participated in Feed My Starving Children. I have also volunteered to build sandbag barriers on the Red River and volunteered at Family Table at my church.

Why do you think you won this award?

I think that I won this award because I participate in school extracurricular activities and I work hard to earn good grades in school.

What does it mean to you?

It is a great honor to be named Rotary Student of the Month. I hope it will continue to motivate me to maintain good grades and continue participation in extracurricular activities in school.


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