Standout Student: Fourth Baptist’s Micah Wecker
From the state Capitol all the way to the African nation of Uganda, Micah Weckert has interests far and wide.
Weckert, now a high school junior, has attended Fourth Baptist Christian School in Plymouth since kindergarten. His teachers say he has strong academic accomplishments. But some of the things that caused him to be singled out don’t have anything to do with school at all.
“He’s got a lot of things additional talents, abilities going for him,” said school administrator Alan Hodak. “He is involved not only in his church, he’s looking at going on a short-term missions trip.”
When his church began organizing a mission trip to Uganda, Weckert felt the need to answer the call.
“Things we’ll be doing in Uganda, building homes up in the northern villages,” he said. “We’re also going to be building a new church up there. Several of the orphanages around there, we’ll be hosting a kids carnival.”
From High School Halls to the Capitol
Weckert participates in many of the opportunities offered in high school. He plays basketball and soccer, sings in the choir, band, handbell choir, and is on the mock trial team. But his interests carry him beyond the school walls.
“He was just chosen to be in the Minnesota Page Program in the House of Representatives here in the state,” said Hodak.
“Politics is something I really enjoy,” said Weckert. “So coming out of a business area with knowledge and being able to set myself up for the future I would then consider entering politics. And that would be excellent. I would love that.”
Weckert credits his school and his teachers with giving him the tools he’s needed to succeed thus far.
“They push you to do better than you think you can be. I think that’s one of the best qualities of Fourth,” said Weckert.