Allison Offerdahl is the October 2021 student of the month at Park Rapids Area High School.

The daughter of Stacey and Steven Offerdahl, Allison has been involved in FFA, swimming, softball, book club, Spanish club, Hubbard County Ambassadors, 4-H, Mathletes, Envirothon, student council, leaders’ council, Hubbard County Livestock project development committee and National Honor Society.

She plans to study for a nursing degree and become a nurse practitioner, specializing in women’s health, labor and delivery and midwifery.

Agriculture-CTE teacher Stephen Funk said, “Allison is a leader inside and outside of the classroom. She is always willing to lend a helping hand, make sure that everyone feels included and welcome and helps to ensure that quality work is done. Allison maintains high academic marks while balancing responsibilities at work, in sports and leading our FFA chapter.”

English teacher Kerry Johnson said, “Allison is someone who is always on the go. She is very busy with activities, but she also maintains her high grades. She's personable and someone who truly cares about others. I enjoyed having her in class; congrats, Alli.”

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Spanish teacher Jamie Simon-Linkowitz said, “Allison Offerdahl is an amazing asset in any classroom. She set the standard high for herself in Spanish class and thus in turn, set the standard high for the entire class. She is a natural leader and through her hard work ethic and sense of humor, other students and classmates enjoy working with her. Allison is well-deserving of the October student of the month title.”

Swimming coach Todd Fritze said, “Allie has been a great leader for our program. She has been voted Hardest Worker for our team, many times. Not only is she hard-working in the pool but also with her studies. She has a bright future and positive attitude.”

Social studies teacher Tom Coborn said, “Allison is a very busy student-athlete. Every time I have Allison in class, I can be sure that I am going to see a student that has mastered time management. From academics to FFA to swimming and probably many things I am not aware of, Allison is a champ at managing her time wisely. She is a very astute and intelligent student who works extremely hard to achieve great grades while participating in several school activities. Allison maintains this level of achievement while keeping a positive attitude and displaying a great work ethic. She is a joy to teach and will surely attain great things in her life. Great job on a deserving award, Allison!”