Standout Student: Osseo Senior High’s Lauren Seeger
An Osseo Senior High School student is on the path to fight injustice. When it comes to academics, Lauren Seeger is remarkably humble. During the day, the high school senior attends five advanced placement classes. In the evening she’s bouncing around to a plethora of extracurricular activities.
“I’m the president of National Honor Society, vice president of Drama Club, captain of Mock Trial and I’m in a bunch of activities too,” said Seeger.
Seeger also serves as a student aide for social studies teacher Gerald Zelenak. “She’s a real go-getter. When she puts her mind to something I don’t know if there’s much to stop her,” said Zelenak.
“Mr. Zelenak was my AP history teacher in my sophomore year and he really impacted me to think about pursuing history,” Seeger explained.
The Osseo Senior High School student knows she can’t change history. But she knows her actions today will make a difference tomorrow.
“Especially being in this community, in a time where there’s a lot of political problems going on in the state that has a lot of political inequality,” she said.
Today, social justice issues like gun violence and inequality are fueling Seeger to step up. As a result, she’s starting a program called Project Pass It Down. “We want to bring forth the things we’ve acquired and give them to the younger students,” Seeger said.
That means Osseo high school seniors will be called to mentor younger peers, helping them create a path to reach their goals. But it’s just the beginning for Seeger. She plans to make a difference on a bigger scale. Seeger wants to head to college in New York and work as a lawyer.
“I want to make the biggest changes that I can and I want to focus on what I can do now so I can make the right steps,” Seeger added. Those that know Seeger say there’s nothing she can’t do. “I know that when she sets goals for herself, look out,” Zelenak said.
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