Senior profile: Elizabeth Albertson

Age: 19

School: Columbus East High School

Who are your parents/guardians, grandparents and siblings?

Parents: Amy Albertson and Michael Albertson; grandparents: Terry and Debbie Lukas; siblings: Nicholas, Wyatt and Joshua

Which elementary and middle school did you attend?

Fodrea Elementary (2005-07), L. Frances Smith Elementary (2007-2009), W.D Richards Elementary (2009-2012) and Central Middle School.

What’s your favorite class or part of the school day and why?

I have four favorite classes: Visual Communication: Yearbook, Art, English, and Earth Space Science.

In which extracurricular activities do you participate?

I volunteer at St. Bartholomew Church, I’m a babysitter, I’m taking visual communication classes, I’m in 3D Art V and I’m a photographer.

When you’re not in school, what’s your favorite place to be and why?

Spending quality time with my family at home. I also like to spend time with my friends when they’re not working.

What has been your greatest high school memory so far and why?

I have a few “greatest high school memories so far.” One great high school memory is taking sports pictures for the yearbook. Taking sports pictures is fun and helps me to be a better photographer. My other favorite memories are being involved with my friends. My friends are wonderful and fun to be around.

What are you looking forward to after graduation?

I’m going to attend Ivy Tech this fall to study early childhood development. In the future, I’m interested in going to culinary school. I am looking forward to traveling around the world with my family and friends one day. I want to go to Paris, Greece, Italy, and Switzerland! I’m looking forward to seeing where life takes me.

Who in your life has inspired you or whom do you look up to and why?

Ellen DeGeneres has inspired me to be a better person every day. She is a wonderful role model for young teens and adults. I appreciate her weirdness and her kindness. I look up to my Aunt Michelle and my Uncle Phil. They both used to be in the Army for six years. They both were captains for a couple of years. I looked up to them because they are brave people and they inspired me to work hard and never give up.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned during, or from, high school?

The most important thing I have ever learned is always to try your best at school.

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