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Anastasia Mitchell Noon Kiwanis Student of the Month for December

Anastasia Mitchell has been selected as the Austin Noon Kiwanis student of the month for December.

Anastasia has been able to take a variety of classes at Austin High school that have allowed her to study subjects that she is interested in. Some of these classes have been history classes, French classes and various art classes. She especially enjoyed the opportunity to continue her French studies, which she began at the age of 11 at a Concordia Language immersion camp. The art classes she took helped her strengthen skills and gave her the opportunity to learn new techniques. The mentorship class offered at the high school gave her a great opportunity to experience what working in the different careers she is interested in is like.

The activities she has been involved in at school have been DECA, Peer Power Partners and Link Crew. Sports she has been involved in are tennis and track. Anastasia has been involved in Youth Leadership at St. Augustines, the backpack program at Pacelli, has been on two mission trips to Jamaica, helped recruit people to come on the last trip to Jamaica in October 2019, and has been on three mission trips here in the U.S. and will be going on another mission trip this summer.

Anastasia’s post-secondary plans are to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. She is planning on double majoring in French and education. Some of her career goals would include becoming a teacher so she can help others learn, teach overseas, become fluent in French, learning another language and get her PhD.

Anastasia said her mom, Barbara Mitchell, has made a notable impact on her life because she introduced her to service work. She has been heavily involved in missionary work and has made it a priority for Anastasia and her siblings to partake in it. Getting involved in service work has given her a deeper insight into who she is and what she is meant to do. Service work has allowed her to give parts of herself to others. It has allowed her to see the impact her actions have on others while also seeing the impact that they have on her.