Bachmann honors local students

On April 12, Rep. Michele Bachmann presented 13 high school seniors in the 6th District with the Congressional Certificate of Merit and honored the seven students nominated to service academies.

Spencer Clark of Andover High School, Luke Anderson of Legacy Christian Academy and Carissa Nelson of PACT Charter School in Ramsey each received a Congressional Certificate of Merit, which is awarded each year to high school seniors that have demonstrated academic achievement and exemplary citizenship during their high school career. Each school may nominate only one student.

Rep. Michele Bachmann with Luke Anderson of Legacy Christian Academy, who received a Congressional Certificate of Merit.

Rep. Michele Bachmann with Luke Anderson of Legacy Christian Academy, who received a Congressional Certificate of Merit.

Clark is ranked first in his class and has a 3.99 GPA. He is the president of the local National Honor Society and plays in band. He also participates in football and is captain of the track and field team. Clark plans to double-major in biological science and philosophy, with a pre-med focus.

Anderson has a 4.0 GPA and participated in jazz, basketball, and baseball. In 2013 he was named All Conference Second Team in basketball. Anderson has been on the Student Council for four years and was president of the Student Council this year as well as senior class president. He plans to attend the University of Minnesota to major in history and communications.

Nelson is a member of the National Honor Society and student council. She participates in dance, theater, choir and is a captain of the soccer team. Nelson is considering a major in youth ministry, education or social work. She plans to attend Bethel University.

“The students recognized this weekend should be very proud of their accomplishments,” Bachmann said. “I am honored to represent them in Congress, and I know I speak on behalf of the 6th District in saying I can’t wait to see what they do in the years ahead.”

Bachmann also recognized Alexander Miller, of Anoka, who received a letter of nomination to attend West Point.

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