The Sleepy Eye Lions Club chose Carly Jensen and Emily Schumacher to feature for February Students of the Month.

School Activities


Carly: Throughout high school at Sleepy Eye Public, Carly has been involved in softball and volleyball where she was named Academic All Conference in both sports, cheerleading and danceline. She has also been the class treasurer for the past three years.


Emily: At St. Mary’s High School Emily has been involved in cross country, softball and volleyball. She also rides the preschool bus and is a lectio divine leader.


Community Involvement


Emily: In the community Emily is active in her church serving as a song leader at mass, server, involved in youth group and helps with the pancake breakfast.


Carly: In the community Carly has volunteered her time with highway clean up, blood drives, Food for Kidz, the Halloween food drive and multiple FFA activities for safety.


Personal Values and Strengths


Carly: Personal values and strengths that Carly believes in are hard work, honesty, strength and organization.


Emily: The personal values that Emily said will help her succeed, are being strong in her faith and her ability to work hard and complete jobs from start to finish.


Greatest Influence in Life


Emily: The person that Emily feels has had the greatest influences in her life is Julie Anderson.


“She has qualities that I find desirable such as a wilingness to serve, determination and a faith that she shares with others,” Emily said.


Carly: The greatest influence in Carly’s life has been her dad, Tom Jensen.


“He has made me the hard worker that I am today, always striving to be my best whether I’m in the classroom, with my friends or playing on the softball field,” she said.


Post-Graduation Plans


Carly: After high school, Carly plans to attend a four-year university studying radiology or nursing.


Emily: Following graduation Emily plans to attend Winona State University and study special education.