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 Mattie Volker.
Q: IF YOU HAD THE POWER TO CHANGE ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A: If I have the power to change anything, I would change the abuse of animals.
Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT MOST PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?
A: That I care so much about animals.
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: More businesses and place to eat would benefit Mankato.
Q: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN TEN YEARS?
A: I will probably be working somewhere with animals.
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 housing in Mankato would help youth return to Mankato.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND A SATURDAY?
A: My favorite way to spend a Saturday is having fun with friends.
Thank you for reading and taking the time to get to know Mattie! 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!