My Top 5: 1. National Merit Finalist. 2. Director of senior class play 'The Oregon Trail'. 3. Nebraska All-State Choir 2 years. 4. Concordia President's and Music scholarships. 5. Lincoln Lutheran Band drum major 2 years
My future: Concordia University-Nebraska, music, math education
What was the one thing your parents got right that most contributed to your success?
Reading to me -- my parents taught me to love reading because they read to me. Being a good reader made school a lot more bearable, and enjoying reading made school a lot more interesting -- I don't think I could measure how much of a difference it has made academically for me.