From captain of the Nordic skiing team to proud member of the National Honor Society, Justin Blank, who has his sights set on a career as a doctor, is one high-achieving student. So take a moment and get to know one of our Prep Elite students.
White Bear Lake Area High School-South Campus
Activities: cross country running, Nordic skiing (two-year captain), track, ambassadors, chemistry club, National Honor Society
Top school pick(s):
University of Colorado at Boulder
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
What are you most insecure about?
Other people’s perception of me.
What are three interesting facts about you?
I’ve skied the Mora Vasaloppet since I was 7 years old. I have siblings who are married and siblings who are babies. I had Lyme’s disease when I was in middle school.
What’s your secret talent?
Who inspires you to be better?
All of my teachers, coaches, Scout leaders and my mom.
What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
Peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
What was the best compliment you’ve received?
That I’m a good leader and a good person.
What irrational fear do you have?
Talking about myself like I am for this article.
What small gesture from a stranger made a big impact on you?
One time I went to Cossetta’s in St. Paul and thought I had money in my wallet; I got to the cash register and didn’t have any money. I was going to give my food back, but they gave it to me for free.
What’s something that all your friends agree on?
We all agree on the importance of working hard and having fun.
Read about four more high-achieving students here.