The Mankato, KS Chamber of Commerce took on the Senior Spotlight project for the 2018-2019 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 Derric Luong
Q: IF YOU HAD THE POWER TO CHANGE ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A: If I had the power to change anything, I would like to make everyone a productive member of society.
Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MOST PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?
A: People may not know that I am half Chinese and half Mexican.
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: We need more entertainment places, such as an arcade, escape room or amusement park.
Q: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN TEN YEARS?
A: I will be finishing medical school.
Q: MANKATO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS COMMITTED TO ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO RETURN TO JEWELL COUNTY. WHAT ARE SOME IMPROVEMENTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN MANKATO IN THE FUTURE THAT WOULD ENTICE OUR YOUTH TO RETURN?
A: More entertainment places or a demolition derby race track.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND A SATURDAY?
A: I like to travel out of town, shop, eat and go to entertainment places.
Thank you for reading and taking the time to get to know Derric! 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!