Student of the Year

Caleb Ringkob: Science

1) What interests you about science the most?

“The fact that it explains everything going on around us.”

2) How are you going to continue science in the future?

“I plan on going into bio-medical engineering and pre-med. I also want to join organizations and things in school as well as study abroad things like water resources.”

Anya Udovik: Art

1) What’s the most important thing you’ve learned through art?

“Through the art community here at Eagan and the Twin Cities, I’ve learned the importance of staying true to your personal sense of style and to value your creative self. Tapping into different ideas and working with a variety of mediums this year allowed me to express myself in a way otherwise impossible.”

2) What advice do you have for future students interested in art?

“I would advise a future art student to get as much information as you can. Go through old magazines, sit on Tumblr for hours, whatever gives you the motivation to create. This is the time to really explore as an artist. And if something doesn’t work out, it’s ok, try something else. Dig into what you are truly interested in and work with different mediums to reach an end goal you are proud of.”

Chloe Wright: Counseling

1) What would you say you have gained or benefited most from counseling at EHS?

“From the counseling office, I gained experience in helping other students by tutoring and I also gained support from all the people in the office, especially Ms. Krohse, Ms. Tubbs, and Ms. O’Brian.”

2) How are you going to continue this in the future?

“Next year, I will be studying Neuropsychology or a double major in psychology and neuroscience. I will use that to help people just like the counselors at our school do.”

Yodahe Hermano: English

1) Why do you think you were chosen for student of the year?

“I think I was chosen as student of the year because I always try to be honest with my writing. I try to make interesting choices and I don’t necessarily write in order to get good grades. I also really enjoy the analytical part of English and having discussions about books.”

2) What advice do you have for people about English and Language arts in general?

“My advice to people about English and Language arts is to not be dismissive of the subject. I know for a fact that a lot of kids that are really into science and math don’t see thee importance in English. English isn’t about reading old books written by dead people, it’s a way to broaden our social understanding. Through books, we are given the chance to try to understand different types of people and cultures.”