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Leadership skills get a workout for senior

Andre Nelson will take his leadership skills to the University of Minnesota next year, where he will study neuroscience.

No one is likely to accuse Andre Nelson of backing away from leadership challenges at Rosemount High School.

In his senior year, Nelson is president of the RHS student council, the National Honor Society and the National French Honor Society.

If there’s a knack for leadership, Nelson discovered in four years at RHS that he has it.

“It’s definitely become a big part of who I am,” he said. “I’m the one people turn to when they need direction, and I’m happy to do that.”

That leadership goes beyond organizations. Nelson said he’s become more comfortable taking a leading role in group projects in class. And while he’s not a star, he’s tried to lead by example on the Irish basketball team.

Nelson, who will study neuroscience at the University of Minnesota next fall, credits RHS for helping him develop his leadership skills.

“Being a leader is more than just being called the president of a club,” he said. “All the opportunities here are what gave rise to the leadership abilities I have now.”

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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