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EMHS salutatorian: Andie Friberg

ELK MOUND — Andie B. Friberg, the daughter of Chris and Kim Friberg, is the salutatorian of the Elk Mound High School Class of 2013.

Andie took time out of her busy end-of-senior-year schedule to answer a few questions for the Colfax Messenger.

1. Describe the most memorable event that happened in high school. My most memorable event was competing at the State Track and Field meet in pole vault my sophomore and junior year of high school, and hopefully my senior year as well. I did not go out for track as a freshman, because I played softball, so it was super exciting to qualify for State my first year pole vaulting.

2. List your favorite high school classes. My favorite classes were: Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Physics, and Phys. Ed. I have always been a math person, which is why I enjoyed pre-calc, calc, and physics so much. Although I did struggle at times, overall I had a ton of fun. Like almost any athlete, I enjoyed Phys. Ed. because I was able to run around and get some exercise during school.

3. Provide a list of activities in which you were involved during high school. During high school I played volleyball, softball, and Track and Field. I was also a member of the E-Club, National Honors Society, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Track and Field was by far my favorite activity from high school. It was nice to hang out with my friends and get in better shape at the same time.

4. What are your plans after graduation? I don’t have any big plans this summer other than hanging out with friends and working. I will continue as a lifeguard at Gold’s Gym and babysitting whenever I am needed. Because I will be living in Madison this coming fall, I do intend on spending as much time with my friends as I can before I leave.

5. Are you planning to attend a university or a technical school? This coming fall I will be a freshman at UW-Madison with an intended major in Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering. Both of my parents graduated from Madison so as a child, my family visited the campus many times. I quickly fell in love, and it became my dream to be a Badger. I was undecided on my major for quite a while, but because I enjoy math, I figured it would make sense to go into a field that incorporated it.