One family has tried to put a stop to the stressful aspect of gift giving by focusing on making others happy by sharing its talents and time with each other.
Kyle Meinke, a senior at Southwest Christian High School, doesn’t limit himself to one passion. As a captain on the varsity soccer, basketball and track teams, and as a trumpet, baritone and flugelhorn player, he finds time to pursue sports and music in addition to academics.
Holy Family Catholic High School senior Sarah Kemmerer enjoys staying active. When she’s not playing volleyball or working as a lifeguard, she loves scuba diving with her family. To her, physical activity is a crucial part of her life.
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Chanhassen High School senior Kali O’Keeffe is not afraid to put herself out there, which her long list of involvements can vouch for.
A childhood illness that forced Bobby Mason to spend almost a year and a half at the Mayo Clinic inspired him to create a non-profit that helps children with life-threatening illness. He funds the non-profit (in part) with some of the proceeds of his landscaping business.
Recent Stanford University graduate Brandon Hill is working on an idea-sharing social media app he’s developing with friends. He hopes to run for office one day.
Waconia High School senior Armando Corona-Armenta may not have much free time in his busy schedule, but with all his involvement he finds outlets for his varied interests.
Steve Zeller loves to travel. He’s visited 42 countries, made numerous trips to Asia and lived abroad in Germany.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s School senior Madison Hicks uses her love of writing to engage with others. She embraces her enthusiasm for English and writing as captain of BSM’s speech and mock trial teams, also working as managing editor for the school’s journalism program.
Completing 19 AP tests each, Eden Prairie High School seniors Crystal and Michelle Chang have both earned AP Scholar Awards. Crystal is recognized as a National AP Scholar, while Michelle is Minnesota’s female State AP Scholar.
Eden Prairie resident Eric Requet embodies what it means to be a global citizen, or one who “identifies with being part of an emerging world community.” Having spent time volunteering in Guatemala and Costa Rica, Requet believes that if given the opportunity, everyone should travel abroad to serv