Ben Mickelson, Central High School

First and last name:

Ben Mickelson

School :

Central High School

Parents names:

Scott and Beatriz Mickelson

Most memorable high school moment: Either last year’s sectional semifinal against Elkhorn or going with the basketball team to Madison and playing in the pep band at the Kohl Center with the rowdiest student section in the state egging us on. It’s hard to decide because both were equally loud and fun.

Most influential teacher: Adam Scheele

Class taught: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band

Please explain why: Scheele has taught me how hard work and determination can lead me to new heights, both in and out of band. Without him, I don’t think I would’ve reached the heights that I have so far.

School activities/clubs: Drama Club; freshman mentors; jazz band; marching band; pep band; wind ensemble

Other school activities: Geography Club, Spanish Honors Society, Musical Pit Band

School athletics: soccer

Honors, letters or awards: AP Scholar Award. Academic Achievement Certificate, state qualifier for Solo and Ensemble, two-time Geo Bowl runner-up, UW-Parkside Honors Band

Out-of-school activities/hobbies: Video games, cooking, going to Brewers games

College choice: UW-Madison

City and state of college: Madison, WI

Intended major/field of study: Genetics

Role model: My dad

Three words that best describe my role model: witty, determined, caring

What I hope to accomplish in my lifetime: I hope that one day I am part of a team that discovers a cure for a genetic disease.