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 Mezvah Nobi.
Q: If your had the power to change anything, what would it be?
A: If I had the power to change anything in the world, I would wish that all human beings on the planet earth would not starve and could live a comfortable life. No more poverty, no more starving children in Africa or anywhere. It always pains me to see other people who weren't as lucky as I was and born into a comfortable life.
Q: What is something that most people may not know about you?
A: Something that is very unknown about me is that I can speak another language. I am semi-fluent in my parents native tongue, Bengali.
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: Mankato is missing a place where teenagers and young kids could hang out with one another out of school. A place where they could hang out, have fun, play sports, games, and most importantly be safe.
Q:Where do you see yourself in ten years?
A: In 10 years, I hope that I have succeeded in school and followed the career that I dreamed of. Also, maybe being married and having kids. I hope that I can have a comfortable life for myself and my family.
Q: What are some improvement you would like to see in Mankato in the future that would entice our youth to return?
A: Expanding the size of Mankato to the size of say Beloit, fixing the roads, and more businesses would definitely entice me to come back. Traveling hours to shop for clothes and other items is a big turn off for me.
Q: What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
A: I like spending my Saturdays relaxing and hanging out with friends. It is the one day that I don’t have to worry about school and can chill out.
Thank you for reading and taking the time to get to know Mezvah Nobi! 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!