Senior Alex Charles is the son of John Charles and Dawn Schroeder of Winona. Alex describes himself as motivated, energetic, funny and bright. He lists Human Anatomy and Biochemistry as his favorite subjects. Alex enjoys building LEGOs, playing hockey, filming videos for the Tech Nest and playing his saxophone. He says that his role model is Ben Shapiro. Faculty and staff describe Alex as dedicated, outgoing, positive, goal oriented and a school leader. He is full of Winhawk spirit and is an absolute joy to work with, they say. After graduation Alex plans to earn a Pre-Medicine Major at Winona State University and his advice to students is: “Build as many relationships with students and staff as possible. It’s amazing, after four short years, how much those relationships will mean to you."
Senior Emma Heinert is the daughter of Becky and Jon Heinert of Winona. Emma describes herself as determined, optimistic and open-minded. She lists Human Anatomy & History as her favorite subjects. Emma is active in tennis, basketball, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and work. She says that her family and parents are her role models. Faculty and staff describe Emma as responsible, very mature, super kind, hardworking and a role model for other students. She is a great person who goes above and beyond in everything that she does, they say. After graduation, Emma plans to major in Biomedical and Health Sciences at UW-River Falls while playing tennis. Later, she wants enter a physician's assistant program. Her advice to students is: “Study hard because it pays off. Also don’t be afraid to talk to new people because you never know what you may have in common with them."