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 Gage Bauer.
Q: If your had the power to change anything, what would it be?
A: I would change the school schedules to were the kids would only go to school 5 months at a time.
Q: What is something that most people may not know about you?
A: Most people don't know that I love playing in the mud with my trucks and my nieces running through it, and hunting.
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: A Wal-Mart in Mankato would be awesome because Walmart has everything.
Q:Where do you see yourself in ten years?
A: I see myself graduated from college, married, and taking care of my kids.
Q: What are some improvement you would like to see in Mankato in the future that would entice our youth to return?
A: Well, I don't know about everybody else, but being from Randall to me Mankato is a big step up! So to me, I like the small towns the way they are.
Q: What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
A: Waking up and going out to do chores on a good muddy morning and then messing around checking cattle and just laying back and relaxing.
Thank you for reading and taking the time to get to know Gage! 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!