The Mankato, KS Chamber of Commerce took on the Senior Spotlight project for the 2017-2018 school year in an effort to encourage students to consider returning to Jewell County in the future and to ask important questions about how they think our communities could be improved. For our community to grow in the future, we need to listen to what our young people have to say. Please enjoy this week's Senior Spotlight Interview with Austin Eilert.
Q: If your had the power to change anything, what would it be?
A: If I had the power to change anything, it would be today's corrupt government and society.
Q: What is something that most people may not know about you?
A: I am a very avid hunter.
Q: In terms of businesses (Service, retail, etc.) what do you believe is missing in Mankato that would benefit the people of Jewell County?
A: I think new blood is all that Jewell County needs. There are a lot of older men and women that are nearing the age of retirement and I would like to see the younger generation take over those jobs.
Q:Where do you see yourself in ten years?
A: In ten years, I would like to see myself back in the Jewell County community putting an Agronomy degree to good use.
Q: What are some improvement you would like to see in Mankato in the future that would entice our youth to return?
A: To me, there isn’t anything that needs to be added. There are many opportunities in the community, you just have to willing to take a chance.
Q: What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
A: My favorite way to spend a Saturday this time of year is to spend the day hunting, and helping with fall harvest.
Thank you for reading and taking the time to get to know Austin Eilert! Keep your eye out for this great student and take the time to introduce yourself and encourage him to pursue a future in Jewell County!