ROSEMOUNT, Minn - Rosemount Senior Allison Fischbach takes a moment to put her pre-graduation feelings into perspective.
"I'm excited, nervous, a little sad", says Allison. "Just a lot of different emotions at the same time."
Allison's mixed emotions come in part from the tremendous experience she's had at Rosemount high School, where she came in as a driven freshman, and will graduate #1 in a class of 528.
"All my teachers have been so supportive, so funny, says Allison. "I know I can go to them with anything and they love to have fun with us and share stories and I know that if I ever need anything I can definitely come back to Rosemount."
Truth be told, Allison's not thinking about going back nearly so much as she's thinking about taking the next step, and trying something new.
"I'm really ready to move out on my own", says Allison. "Try some new things, show my parents what they've taught me and be the best person that I know I can be because of what I've been taught, both by my parents and by my teachers at Rosemount."
President of the Student Council and of the French Honor Society, Allison's high school career consists of A-P classes, College In School and honors courses. And, while she's obviously proud of her academic achievements, Allison says what matters most are the friends she's made along the way.
"We really do have a great time and we have meaningful discussions" says Allison, "And, I often leave class with a deeper view and better friends, and I think that's really fun and a great thing, and, it says a lot about Rosemount."
Allison's readiness for college also says a lot about Rosemount. She plans to attend St. Benedict's in the fall to study biology and psychology, with a long-term goal of becoming a pediatric neurologist. Allison teaches 4H, which is a program that warns 4th graders about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and she's a catechism teacher for 6th graders at her church. And, if you wonder where Allison such a great kid gets her inspiration? Allison says, look no further than her parents.
Says Allison, "I think one of the greatest things is their support for me. They're totally willing to fund parts of my education if I need something in terms of supplies, or if I need extra help they're totally willing to help me with all of that and that's been a huge, huge help, and a big part of why I like to learn."
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