Getting to Know the Class of 2018: Lauren Russell

Senior Spotlight featuring Lauren Russell


Lauren Russell is the daughter of Pam and Ron Russell. She has one older brother Turner (21) who attends college in Colorado. Her favorite vacation is “anytime I get to visit family,” and she enjoys spending her free time reading or hanging out with her friends. Russell especially likes fantasy or fiction novels, and two of her favorites are “Fire Keeper” and “Lost in Time.”

After high school, Russell plans to attend Bethel University in Minnesota. Her program offers a variety of learning and work experiences, which will help her decide her future career. Getting accepted to Bethel stands out as one of Russell’s greatest accomplishments. “I was super happy,” she said. When she was little, Russell wanted to be a vet like many kids do because she likes animals.

Her favorite school memories come from her freshman year when she got to meet lots of new people. Russell also appreciates her teachers. “They have done a lot for me,” she said.