To celebrate members of the Class of 2019 and help the One91 Community get to know some of the students at Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School, we're publishing several "Senior Profiles" as we gear up for commencement ceremonies the week of June 3. Congratulations to all of our seniors!
Who was a favorite teacher or staff member & why?
My favorite teacher was Mrs. Dempsey because I witnessed firsthand how much work she puts into the success of her students — taking time out of her busy day to work on her EMT certification, dealing with all the hoops of starting new programs, and always being there to help her students.
What is one memory of high school you will take with you after leaving?
I'll always remember messing around with the mountain bike team before races. I remember when we'd string up as many hammocks on one tree as we could, and when we'd mess with the other teams when they rode by us (even though we weren't really allowed to do that!).
What are your plans for after graduation?
I will be studying biology at Concordia College in Moorhead after I graduate from BHS.
How do you think you've changed as a person during the last four years?
When I was a freshman I had no idea what I wanted to do, I was just going along with things until eventually I found that I wanted to go into healthcare, and more specifically emergency medicine.
What was the most difficult challenge you faced in high school?
The most difficult challenge I faced in high school was finding motivation. I mainly dealt with this by looking at the big picture and envisioning the steps I would have to take to achieve the end goal.
What advice would you give to younger students to make the most of their high school experiences?
Take all the opportunities you can to enrich yourself. It helps you get a feel for what you want your future to be, it helps you learn new things, and it can connect you to people who will be a huge part of your life in the future.
How did your high school experience prepare you for your future?
It taught me to find what I care about and work hard to get the results I want.
What makes you most excited when you think about your future?
I'm excited to think that I'm going to be working in emergency medicine, something that I've loved learning about.