Standout Student: Dane Germany, Champlin Park High School
Preparation for the real world often begins in a classroom. And if you can learn how to speak a second language, it opens up a realm of possibilities.
At least, that’s what Dane Germany is hoping for.
“One thing that I’m super passionate about is international relief organizations such as FEMA or the Red Cross, that kind of thing,” said Germany, a Champlin Park junior. “And so what I want to do is become an international lawyer to help with policy, that kind of stuff, for those organizations.”
Germany transferred at the beginning of his sophomore year, and in that short time span, he’s already made quite the impact.
“I am the secretary of our school’s student council. I’m also secretary of our school’s volunteer organization, Leo Club,” Germany said. “I am also a commissioner for our school’s link crew, which is our freshman orientation committee.”
If that weren’t enough, Germany is also the captain of Champlin Park’s alpine ski team.
Dane Germany of Champlin Park described as ‘amazing’
“He’s amazing because he does just whatever needs to be done,” said Cari Niesen, the school’s student council advisor.
Niesen had nothing but good things to say about the well-rounded student.
“He has all kinds of ideas, and he can start a project from beginning to end and see it to the end successfully,” Niesen said.
It’s the sort of trait that comes from being a leader — a characteristic that fits Germany well.
“I feel like it does,” Germany said. “But then again, I also feel like leadership is a call to serve, and it’s just like looking where there’s the need for leadership and stepping up to those roles.”
So far, Germany has stepped into roles that have him organizing community service events and helping incoming freshmen become acclimated to high school.
Niesen says Germany’s involvement with these activities should serve him well in the future.
“Endless possibilities for Dane,” Niesen said. “I think he could do whatever he wants. He just has the drive.”
Germany has yet to commit to a college, but he says he’s leaning toward Duke University in North Carolina.
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