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 Emilee Whelchel.
Q: If your had the power to change anything, what would it be?
A: If I could change one thing, it would be to end all hatred.
Q: What is something that most people may not know about you?
A: I used to take ballet and piano classes as a child.
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 we could really use a Casey's General Store.
Q:Where do you see yourself in ten years?
A: I hope to be in Colorado working as a dental assistant.
Q: What are some improvement you would like to see in Mankato in the future that would entice our youth to return?
A: More housing
Q: What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
A: My favorite way to spend a Saturday would be to sleep the day away!
Thank you for reading and taking the time to get to know Emilee! Keep your eye out for this great student and take the time to introduce yourself and encourage her to pursue a future in Jewell County!