Emily Prilipp is a Junior at Algona High School. She was nominated by teacher Christine Schultz.

“I am an elementary teacher and the youth leader for Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. I have had the honor to get to know Emily Prilipp for the past few years. As a young girl, Emily had to face the challenges brought before her when she lost her father to cancer. I’m very impressed with her ability to look at life and all of its challenges with a positive outlook. At school, Emily takes part in the band, choir, volleyball, cheerleading and golf. She’s a very positive role model to all of her peers and everyone else she encounters. When I think of Emily, I think of a strong individual who is not afraid to share her love of life with others. Her smile brings a little piece of sunshine to all that see it.”

AUDIO: Emily Prilipp nomination